Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lent: Thursday, April 02, 2009

Old Testament Lesson

Jeremiah 26:1-16

We see Jeremiah preach what God told him to and what happens? People get mad. They want to kill him. They want to get rid of him. He is saved because even though the people don't like what he's saying, they know it's from God.

God doesn't promise us that it will always be easy. There will be tough times. There will be times of trouble. There will be times when we don't know how it will turn out. Even when we faithful. God doesn't promise us it will always be easy. He promises us that He will never leave our side. And He will protect us. Today, in all your day, He is you. Trust in that.

New Testament Lesson

Romans 11:1-12

We see Paul today say that God does not give up. There will come a time of judgement, when everything is said and done. There will be that time when we stand before God and what's done is done. But, until that time, God will do everything that He can to bring us home. To give us another chance. To give us a fresh start. God will do what He can do to bring us back. We just have to accept the fresh start. Today, and each day, He offers it to us.

Gospel Lesson

John 10:19-42

Their eyes couldn't see. They didn't want to see. Through Jesus was right there in front of them, teaching, healing and preaching, they didn't see.

May we not make that same mistake. Through the Holy Spirit, may our eyes see. May we see God's presence today. May we see God's work today. Through the Spirit may we have our eyes opened to all that God is doing. May we see. And may we believe.

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