Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

READING

Old Testament: Genesis 41:14-45
Psalms: Psalms 24, 29, 8, 84
New Testament: Romans 6:3-14
Gospel: John 5:19-24
Evening Psalms: 8,84

DEVOTIONAL

Today’s gospel reading reminds me of when I was but a tiny baby, helpless and totally dependent. There was nothing I could do without my parents. As I grew up, my actions reflected how my parents raised me. I find that how I think is very similar to how my parents think. In some regards, that is how it is with my friends and their parents.

“So Jesus answered them by saying, ‘I assure you, the Son is able to do nothing of Himself; but He is able to do only what He sees the Father doing, for whatever the Father does is what the Son does in the same way.’” (John 5:19)

If not for the father, I would not be here
If not for the mother, I would not be here
It is the connection of the two that I have no fear
That I am who I am, not just as I appear
But also as I am, as a guy
That there is no goal that is too high
It begins with what is taught
And ends with plenty of conscious thought
Parents are the ones with the master plan
To change you from a boy, into a man
Whether it be memories, of friends, of holidays, or even at playing ball
Your parents are the ones who are the center of it all
As this poem comes to an end
Try to remember this my friend
That in the same way your parents love you
Jesus loves you too

“The Father dearly loves the Son and discloses to Him everything that He Himself does. And He will disclose to Him greater things yet than these, so that you may marvel and be full of wonder and astonishment.” (John 5:20)


A K L (2/21/16)


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