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April 13, 2017, 3:36 PM

Lenten Word of the Day for April 13:Passover

Passover

Today we remember the last commandment you gave your disciples, to love one another. You lived that love as you sacrificed yourself for us. Just as the Passover recounts what happened at the time the Israelites left Egypt, so it also signifys the sacrifice you would make from betrayal to abandonment to torture to death to sealed up in a tomb. Let us remember what you did for this world.

Lord, as the week comes to close we remember that which took our breathe away. You lived the Passover. You not only bore the scrouging, the piercing, and the life deflating taunts, just like the Matzah, without yeast, which we eat. You also were willing to be our sacrificial lamb, as the angel of death passed over all of Egypt. You were the one who was put in the tomb hidden away, like the Afikomen. So we wait with bated breath hoping that this isn't your end, our end, the end. All the world stands waiting for its redemption. Come Lord Jesus. Amen.




April 12, 2017, 11:48 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for April 12: Gratitude

Gratitude

Some people in the world believe Jesus was a good example to follow. For others Jesus was someone who lived for the greater good in our society. But for Christians, Jesus was the one who showed God's grace and mercy to both friends and enemies and Jesus was the one who sacrificed himself so we could do the same. The way we act towards others is how we show our gratitude for all that Jesus has done for us. How is that playing out in your life?

Lord, do we live humbly because others are humble around us? Do we live justly becasue others are just among us? Do we show kindness because others are kind to us? No, you lived humbly, you showed justice, and you were kind to everyone. But most importantly because of your sacrifie we can show our gratitude by living the way you would. Help us to live that way. Amen.




April 12, 2017, 11:47 AM

Lenten Word of the Day for April 11: Learning

Learning

I was a strange kid. I always loved going to school. But as I got older I realized that learning is a important part of who I was and who we are. Learning about ourselves, learning about others, and learning about our faith helps us to meet the challenges we face daily. As we continue to grow in understanding and wisdom we can be confident that the Great Teacher will always give us plenty of opportunities to increase in our learning and grow in who we are called to be.

Lord, help me to be more teachable today than I was yesterday and to be more teachable tomorrow than I am today. For you want us to continue to grow in character and faith everyday. Amen.


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