Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wednesday of Lent 3

How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds - Lutheran Service Book #524
Acts 4:12; John 14:13; Acts 2:21

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
In a believer’s ear!
It sooths our sorrows, heals our wounds,
And drives away our fear.

"There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved." Acts 4:12

You can't help but notice the passion and exuberance of the Apostles in the weeks following the resurrection. Their lives had been changed by a man named Jesus! They wanted to share how we too could be saved.  This season of Lent is an excellent opportunity for us to tell others of the hope that is within us. As the early Christians’ lives were changed by experiencing Jesus’ death and resurrection we ask the Lord Jesus, allow me to know Your great love for me and help me to share Your love with those I encounter. The very name of Jesus gives us peace, comfort and assurance. How sweet is the name of the Savior in the ear of the believer.

Almighty God, You gave Your only-begotten son to take our nature upon Himself. Grant that we, Your adopted children by grace, may daily be renewed by Your Holy Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.[1]

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

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