28 Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips. 30 When he … Continue reading Good Friday: It Is Finished
Will you join me in reflecting on and praying Psalm 22 as we approach the cross on Friday?
21 Praise be to the Lord,for he showed me the wonders of his lovewhen I was in a city under siege.22 In my alarm I said,“I am cut off from your sight!”Yet you heard my cry for mercywhen I called to you for help.23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!The Lord preserves those who are true to … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/4/2020 – Lent
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 4/1/2020 – Lent
Like you, my life has been turned upside down by the coronavirus and some weeks I may not have time to write my regular blog posts. I don't want to leave you hanging entirely, so those weeks I hope that you'll join me in praying through an additional passage of Scripture on Saturday. Thank you for your grace!
19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near to God with a … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/25/2020 – Lent
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,3 he refreshes my soul.He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me;your rod … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/18/2020 – Lent
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from?2 My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;4 indeed, he who watches over Israelwill neither slumber nor sleep.5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your … Continue reading Praying Scripture – 3/11/2020 – Lent
Like skiing, the practices of Lent humble me. They show me my limitations. They draw me back to my own brokenness and need for God.
Confession isn't primarily about focusing on how awful I am or how badly I've blown it. It's about grace and forgiveness.