Lenten Journey Through Stained Glass

Book “I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life” (John 14:6). This window depicts the great blessings available to us all: the assurance of eternal life which Jesus made possible through his death and resurrection. Through God’s Holy Word we learn to trust in our Savior’s plan for our lives. To acknowledge that Jesus is the path to truth and hope. We come to realize He has gone ahead to prepare a place for all who love Him, and to receive the glory that will be.

Thirteenth-century mystic Gertrude of Helfta stated, “Inscribe with your precious blood, most merciful Lord, your wounds on my heart, that I may read in them both your sufferings and your love.”

Some of you are struggling today. I know for a fact that many of you reading this blog are going through severe trials. Loss, grief, prejudice, a diagnosis of a terminal illness. Today I ask that our God stir us up, “inscribe” on our hearts the courage, the faith to rise expecting to encounter our Savior this day. To give us the strength to move forward to not nourish self-pity but to be caught up in His love in order to worship, to serve to move forward on the path! Why not? Our tomorrow has been reserved through His sacrifice. Our past is forgiven and today is the day we rejoice in service.

“Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ill be forever”. Amen.

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