Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Doug Elsen. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.

What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else? Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”

 

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:31-39

 

Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

 

I become so busy during the year that I feel I lose contact with God at intervals during the year.  I discipline myself to exercise daily, yet I put my relationship with God as a Sunday morning worship exercise.

 

The Lenten season forces me to structure my relationship with God. Once a week at the end of the day I am able to sit in the sanctuary participating in the evening service.  The Lenten service is full of symbolism:  penance, a reminder of what God has done for us.

 

When Easter has passed, it is incumbent upon us to understand that God’s Son has died for us.  We know that in the verse from Romans God has assured us of his love, no matter where we are in our lives. Each day we must take a few minutes to renew the Easter season.

 

Let us pray:  Lord, let us continue the Easter season throughout the year.  Each day help us confirm our love for you.  Amen

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  1. Steve Leeman Says:

    Very nice

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