Tuesday, April 16, 2019
“Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” ~John 12:24
Hello friends and welcome to Tuesday!! The reading for today reflects on dying to the things that separates us from wholeness in Christ. Letting go of things that keep us from being fruitful and walking with Christ. My church is sponsoring such an opportunity for our congregation to participate in during Lent. We have a wooden cross in the Sanctuary and a table with index cards, some preprinted with words describing what might be causing separation from Christ along with encouraging bible verses and blank cards for people to write their own words on. We also have a basket at the foot of the cross where people can place their cards and the congregation will has been praying for these specific things (words) that seem to cause separation.
It has been a wonderful opportunity to come together and prayer for one another. We are all seeds in this earthly garden, just what kind of seed is up to us.
Seeds of faithfulness?
Seeds of discord?
Both can multiply!
The story provided today by Juan Huertas made me think of my own family. I was raised in the church but my parents did not always attend with me, by no means did that mean that they were not believers. My parents gave me many valuable learning opportunities and advice when I was growing up. They loved their families, friends, community and God, not necessarily in that order either. My parents taught me to work hard, to be honest, to be fair, to show respect and to love God. I am proud to be their daughter! Every day is a new day to serve God with a whole heart, may your day be filled with all you require. May you feel the presence of God in a real and powerful way today.
Thank you so much for sharing this Lenten journey with me. Let go and be fruitful!
Breath Prayer: Nurturing God, help me…bear fruit.
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