LENT- SAT. DAY 4, MARCH 8

STATION 1:  Jesus is Condemned to Death.  There are more than 10.4 million refugees worldwide, people condemned to leave their homes due to wars, natural disasters and other tragedies.  GIVE 25 cents to your Rice Bowl in thanksgiving for each person who lives in your home.

Prayer:  And he who was seated on the throne said, Behold, I am making all things new. :Also he said, :Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5

Lord, you take broken things and make them new.  You have taken a broken world and made it new again by the powerful cross of Christ.  Do the very same in my life; transform my complaints so that they become crosses I carry for you.  Turn my grumbling into gladness. Make my many objections new so that they can become opportunities to carry a cross for you.  Do what only you can do:  Make all things new. Amen

THE DANGERS OF DEPENDENCY:  The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your needs in parched places, and make your bones strong.  Isaiah 58:11

Many voices around and within us warn us of the dangers of dependence.  We fear being dependent on others because of the idea that dependence is a threat to our security.  A friend once told me how often his father would say, “Son, be sure you do not have to beg for what you need.  Be sure that you always have enough money so you can have your own house, your own things, and your own people to help you.  As long as you have some money in the bank, nothing bad can really happen to you.”  The pressure in our culture to secure our own future and to control our lives as much as possible does not find support in the Bible.

DEAR GOD, HELP ME FIND MY SECURITY IN YOU.

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