Thursday, February 04, 2010

Be merciful 2

"Mercy is what pleases me not sacrifice." (Matthew 12: 17)

Lord give me a merciful heart. May your Holy Spirit lead and guide me to a place and time to exercise mercy today. May He also bless me with courage so that I may please you in being merciful.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Passover and the Eucharist

"This day must be commemorated by you, and you must keep it as a feast in Yahweh's honor." (Exodus 12: 14)

The Passover is a feast in Yahweh's honor. The Eucharist is the new Passover. Just as Yahweh instructed the Israelites to commemorate the Passover, so Christ instructed His disciples to celebrate the Eucharist in memory of Him. The Eucharist commemorates the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus.

When we eat "this bread and drink this cup", we commemorate the death of Christ until He comes again in glory.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Heavy Crosses

"Come to me, all you who labor and are overburdened and I will give you rest. Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Yes, my yoke is easy and my burden light." (Matthew 11L 28 – 30)

  • Come to me all you who are overwhelmed by your heavy crosses. I will teach you how to bear them. If you are in me and me in you, you will be able to carry your crosses. Sometimes I take away crosses but more often I teach you how to carry them. Come to me.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Compelled to Comply

"I am well aware that the king of Egypt will not let you go unless he is compelled by a mighty hand." (Exodus 3: 19)

God's purpose in life is paramount. To accomplish this, God is ready to compel people, events and things to bend to His will.

"All things serve You." (Psalm 119: 91). Nothing can resist God's will.