Each year our brothers and sisters in the European Continental Province carry on the tradition of selecting Watchwords for the Unity Provinces, Mission Provinces and Unity Undertakings of the Moravian Church.
The Watchword for the worldwide Moravian Unity is:
“God says: As one whom his mother comforts so I will comfort you.” Isaiah 66:13
The Watchword for our Southern Province is drawn from the Daily Texts for September 4:
“Now there was a great wind, so strong that it was splitting mountains and breaking rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence.” 1 Kings 19:11-12
“The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians 3:17
We are invited to reflect on these texts throughout this year, and perhaps especially during the season after Epiphany.