In Life and in Death…

This Lent, we will be journeying with the Good Shepherd, as we immerse ourselves in the words of Psalm 23. Each day there will be short scripture passage to read and a question for reflection to consider. We also will have a memory verse each week, which will allow you to slowly hold Psalm 23 in your heart and mind, until its words simply become a part of you. This devotional blog will provide you with the opportunity to grow closer and go deeper with your God during this season. Maybe instead of giving something up this year, you take up this spiritual practice of setting aside some time each day to sit and listen and be present to your Lord.

8 If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord;

so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.  

Romans 14:8

On Ash Wednesday we remember that we are dust and to dust we shall return. We are reminded of our humanity, of our limits, of our mortality.

These words from the Apostle Paul speak a truth to us that changes everything when we trust in it – we belong to our God. To call the Lord, our Shepherd, to be a sheep in the Good Shepherd’s flock, means that we belong to our God. God claimed us before we were even born, and God will hold us still after our time on this earth is through. In death and in life, we belong to God.

Join us for worship tonight. Gather in community – be marked as God’s own – be fed at the table – be sent into this season to follow where your Good Shepherd leads. Experience what it means to belong.

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