If you're like me you often sing hymns - especially the most familiar ones - without really considering the words. We short-change God in our worship times when we simply sing along, not taking in or truly professing the message.
I encourage you to take a few moments to lean into this favorite hymn about the cross and consider the powerful truths Isaac Watts wanted to convey over 300 years ago.Read more...
Our Lent Bible reading this morning (40 Days of Lent in YouVersion) this morning was on Matthew 22:34-46. Yesterday it was verses before that where the Sadducees had tried to trap Jesus and failed miserably.
Can anyone else see the Pharisees rejoicing that the Sadducees had been stumped by Christ and then crowding around each other to decide the question they were going to ask? Doesn’t it seem like they thought sure they get the job done? The stumping, I mean.
And so He aimed right at the heart, rather than the intellect, and reminded them of love. Not just the first of the 10 commandments, but the Shema which they had been reciting since they were old enough to talk.
Lord, in these days of darkness when all seems so bleak…
In these days when there are some vast chasms between opinions about morality in our country…
In these days when we feel embattled coming out of a pandemic and into inflation and fear of war
Help US to focus on loving you because you first loved us. Loving others because of your love for us.
Thank you for Christ’s example of love for us and the price He paid to set us free to love.
Help us be good stewards of your love.
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