Monday, March 23, 2020

Monday of Lent 4

Monday of Lent 4 – March 23, 2020 –Matthew 27:33-46
Christ, the life of all the living,
    Christ, the death of death, our foe,
Who, Thyself for me once giving
    To the darkest depths of woe:
Through Thy suff’rings, death, and merit
I eternal life inherit.
    Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
    Dearest Jesus, unto Thee. [2]

As always, our Lord is calling us to worship Him to receive everything we need for eternal life from Him.

Sadly, much of the world does not hear these beautiful words. Christ the life of all the living calls His beloved to Him over and over again to receive what they need in order to live forever.

We need to have communion with God our Father. This communion, this fellowship with God has been interrupted by our guilt and it can only be again restored through the removal of our guilt. Only God, the lover of us all, because of the blood of Jesus Christ can and will take away all our guilt.

There is nothing that you can do to make God love you more! There is nothing you can do to make God love you less! His love is unconditional, impartial, everlasting, infinite, and perfect. 

O Lord our God, in Your Holy Sacraments you have given us a foretaste of the good things of Your kingdom: Direct us, we pray, in the way that leads to eternal life, that we may come to appear before You in that place of light where You dwell forever with Your saints; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen [3]

1Image: © Higher Things
2. Christ, the Life of All the Living, Lutheran Service Book © 2006 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis
3. Collect for Monday of Lent 4,

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