Howdy LE Family, it is Easter and we are approaching one of the most significant events in Christianity, the ‘death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is a time where we reflect on the many things Jesus had to experience to set us free, bringing us from rags to riches.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
What is your personal reflection of this passage? read the passage again slowly and hear what it is saying to you? Reflection: Fill this space with your thoughts…..for example:
Jesus endured much suffering and pain, which included him being betrayed by a member of his team, Judas who was one of his disciples turned against him. Jesus was arrested and experienced several trials.
The crowd turned on him and he was sentenced to death by crucifixion. Jesus was humiliated his clothes were ripped from his body and his skin was ripped after he was flogged and he was hung to a cross.
Jesus overcame death and returned with new clothes three days after his death, this is called his resurrection.
we can all receive new a chance, a fresh start where Jesus can remove our dirty clothes, of behaviours or sins, which we feel will prevent us from receiving new clothes from God.
Sometimes in life, we feel that we are dirty and beyond cleansing and we feel we either need to clean ourselves before God can help us or we listen to our past by which I I mean we think about what we have done which we perceive that God won’t love us. Wrong.
If we make that step towards God, through the help of others and break away from the crowd God will do the rest.
God sees beyond our flaws and can clothe us with a new clothes and a new crown.
What are your personal actions for this new season, what has God said to you personally through this scripture?
Whatever you need to do, do it!
Fill this space with your actions…eg.
Do you need to start seeing yourself as God sees you ?
Do need to accept the new clothes ?
Do you need come to know God?
Send up your own personal prayer, remember prayer is the time when you talk to God, doesn’t have to be fancy 🙂 Prayer. If you are finding it difficult to pray you can say the prayer below to help you talk to God.
Thank you, Lord, for being our saviour and for your grace and mercy. You died on the cross for all our sins. You overcame death to set us all free Lord, words alone are not enough to show our gratitude to your father for this.
Lord we are far from perfect, thank you for taking away the dirty clothes that you alone can see we carry on bodies and providing us with clothes fitting of you which we striving to fit into. Help us not to be resistant to the clothes of kindness, forgiveness, helping others, the clothes of grace.
Help us look into the mirror of your word to ensure that we are wearing the clean clothes you have provided to us accordingly and are not altering your design of our lives to fit in with the crowd.
Help him to walk with your guidance and through the new clothes of our behaviour let us draw closer to you.
Father as we enter into the period of Easter season where your ultimate sacrifice on the cross and victory is in forefront of our lives. Help us not to lose sight of You throughout the year.
Let us place you first and draw others to you so you can design the clothes of their life to give you the glory. I ask this in your great name Jesus Amen.
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