Graceful Foundations of Humility
Ash Wednesday marks the first day of our Lenten Season and our journey of faithfulness. For the next forty days (not counting Sundays) we will be invited to follow God closely, explore the Bible intentionally, and prepare our lives for the celebration of Easter on April 20th. From a personal point of view, I pray that together we will all use the next forty days as a journey of faith development and enrichment.
We launch our journey with one of the most powerful and challenging chapters in Scripture. Isaiah 58 is a chapter that calls us to deep reflection, independent action, and profound humility. As you read it you will notice the theme of the ‘fast’ that is acceptable to the Lord.
The instruction is challenging…put your faith into action! Do not seek the Lord under false pretense but find a way to express your faith by meeting the needs of the marginalized.
Every time I read Isaiah 58 I find myself challenged and chastised. But I also discover that I have been renewed with the promise of a ‘well watered garden’ that provides abundance for others. During this Lenten season, let’s be restored by One who restores broken walls and who speaks healing into our lives.
2014 Daily Lent Devotionals
Graceful Foundations of Hope Matthew 28:1-10 The Lord is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! May our lives proclaim our resurrection faith on this holy day and on every day to come! Grow in Christ and know that he loves you deeply!
Easter Vigil Psalm 19
Good Friday John 18:1-19:42 Good Friday worship tonight at 7:00
Holy Thursday I Corinthians 11:23-26
Wednesday of Holy Week Hebrews 12:1-3