Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday of Lent 2

When to Our World the Savior Came – Lutheran Service Book #551
Acts 10:38; John 9:1-41

When to our world the Savior came
The sick and helpless heard His name,
And in their weakness longed to see
The healing Christ or Galilee.

In Jesus Christ, ethnicity means nothing. By Jesus’ finished work, the door of the gospel has been opened to “whosoever believes.” Jesus demonstrated His great love for others by healing their diseases and providing a cure for their misery.  All men are accountable to Jesus Christ as Judge if they will not receive Him as Savior. Those who believe in His Name may rest assured that there will be no condemnation for them. Jesus alone determines the everlasting condition of all men at the great day.

O Father of mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in time of need, look with favor upon Your servants. Assure them of Your mercy, deliver them from the temptations of the evil one, and give them patience and comfort in their illness. If it please You, restore them to health, or give them grace to accept this tribulation with courage and hope; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.[1]

[1] Lutheran Service Book, Collect for the sick; © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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