Lent, Day 31: Friday, March 11, 2016

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Good morning, Church! As I write this devotional, Sharon and I have just finished a fantastic evening with two of our best friends. At their home, we had a wonderful evening meal, and the fellowship that followed was so uplifting. I believe we experienced what the Lenten Season is really all about: loving, uplifting, loving fellowship; which is only possible as we DIE TO OURSELVES and GIVE OURSELVES to others. Thank you, Jim and Mary, for being our good friends. Today’s Lenten Scripture readings and prayer are: Psalm 107; Exodus 2:1-22; I Corinthians 12:27–13:3; Mark 9:2-13. “Loving God of forgiveness, I come before You humbled and sad in the face of my own repeated failings. I hold out my hands as a petitioner would, asking for mercy. It is then that I feel You reach out and take my hand in Your loving grasp. Thank You for the love You pour out on me so lavishly. Help me to follow more closely in the path You have set for me, the path of Your Son. In Jesus’ merciful name I pray. Amen.” Remember–Jesus gave His life for your sins so that you can possess a life that never ends and His eternal friendship. Thanks for journeying; Blessings to all–PT.

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