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Lenten Devotional – April 7, 2019

By: Kathryn Perry

Readings: Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8; Psalm 126 (5)

“Thus says the LORD, I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth . . . for I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert, to give drink to my chosen people, the people whom I formed for myself so that they might declare my praise.”

Before Passion Sunday, there is a resurrection: Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary is raised from the dead by his friend, Jesus. This not a new thing since the daughter of Jairus was raised earlier in Jesus’ ministry. The new thing is redemption given us through the death of Jesus: proof of his mortality that makes his resurrection an even more powerful event. As Lent draws to its close, it is a time to reflect on how we can extend the giving of ourselves our time, and our love to all we meet everyday.

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