Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lent: Thursday, March 5, 2009

Old Testament Lesson

This is entire book is a retelling of the Law. The first generation had passed away. The generation that left Egypt was Moses was no more, they had died away. This left the children. It was the children who would inherit the promised land. But, before they did, the Law had to be regiven. It had to become their own. They had to accept it.

Faith is something that must be ours. Our parents faith, our grandparents faith, our churches faith, that's not what God wants for you. He wants you to have your faith. To make it your own. For it not to just be what your parents lived by, but what you lived by.

Today, may we be people of faith. And may we make our faith our own.

New Testament Lesson

Are you tired? Are you weary? Are you worn out? Are you burned out?

Where is your rest? Do your rest in God? Do you rest in His mercy, His grace, His peace?

When was the last time you just rested in God? When did you last feel His arms of love wrapped around you?

Today, in all that we have to do, may we rest in God.

Gospel Lesson

God gave His son for love. He loves you now. In this moment. He gave us Son to simply show us this. We are loved. He sent His son not to judge the world. But to save it. Right now, at this point, God simply wants you to know this. He loves you. He loves you more than you'll ever know. He loves you.

Today, live as a loved child of God. Because that's what you are.

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