Daily Devotion Holy Monday; March 25

Monday of Holy Week, March 25, 2013 – Psalm 121; Jeremiah 11:18-20; 12:1-16 (17); Philippians 3:1-14 and John 12:9-19

Philippians 3:1-14 – 1Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. …

7Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. 8More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, and I regard them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God based on faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the sharing of his sufferings by becoming like him in his death, 11if somehow I may attain the resurrection from the dead.

12Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.

Here is a goal not only for Holy Week, but for our entire life; “to know Christ and the power of his resurrection.” Today is Monday of Holy Week 2013. Yesterday we celebrated Jesus willingly entering Jerusalem, knowing that he would be crucified. What love Jesus had for us. What love of God Jesus had. To know Christ is to know his love for us.

Did you light your candle? If so, focus your eyes upon it and sense how Jesus was and is God’s light and love given unto the world, given unto you.

Today, seek to love Jesus and throughout this week and your entire life seek to discover the power of his resurrection. Rejoice in the Lord and the power of his resurrection.

The opening words to Psalm 121 are;

1  I lift up my eyes to the hills —
from where will my help come?
2   My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.

This week may we lift our eyes and our hearts unto the hill, Golgotha upon which our Lord was crucified, for in his death is the power of the resurrection. Thanks be to God.

O Lord, throughout this week that is especially holy, help us sense anew the power of your love and the power of Jesus giving his life so that we can have life. Help us love you above all else. Amen.

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