As we light the Advent candles, like the Psalmist, we are also confident that God will rekindle our faith.
Reflection of the Week - 14 April 2020
Posted in Faith
Even jellybeans can remind us of Easter ...
Red - the blood of Jesus
Black - the darkness that descended at the time Jesus died
Blue - the sadness of Easter Saturday, the feeling of the disciples
White - the angels guarding the tomb
Green - the hope of the resurrection
Purple - the royalty of Jesus the King.
Easter is a time to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus, the love of the Father and our own response.
Luke 23:46 (New International Version)
Jesus called out with a loud voice,
"Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."
When he had said this, he breathed his last.
... "Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here; he has risen!
Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee:
'The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men,
be crucified and on the third day be raised again.' "
Why did you die Lord Jesus?
Why did you have to die such an inhumane death?
Oh ... you died for me?
For all the muck in my life?
For all the stuff I've done wrong,
all the stuff I haven't done and should've?
Thank you Jesus for dying for me,
for giving your life
that I might live,
forgiven and free.
I choose to follow you today
and each day of my life.
I choose to live remembering your death for me,
and the hope of your resurrection.
Help me to be a witness to you
in all I say and do.
I give you praise,
for you deserve it!
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