Prophetic Visions

On Thursdays during lent we will be using art to guide our reflections.

Pentecost by John Brokenshire from the Methodist Modern Art Collection. Image Copyright ©Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes Trustees for more information about this artwork, go here.

Throughout the Bible, stories of visions and prophesy remind us that prophetic vision is something that can happen with us, amongst us and alongside us, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

In the Old Testament, a dove returns to Noah with an olive branch, offering a vision of peace and reconciliation. At Jesus’ baptism, John and the crowd around them were witness to the prophetic voice of God, as Jesus’ identity was declared and a dove was seen as a sign of God. On the day of Pentecost, the disciples saw light break in, as a sign of the growing of God’s kingdom.

Just as those in these Bible stories, we too can be part of prophetic vision, witnessing to the presence of God.

Take a few moments to reflect on this image…

Today why not consider…
Where do you see signs of God in society around you? How might these be visions of God’s kingdom?