Daily Lenten Devotion Wednesday, April 9

Wednesday, April 09, 2014 – Psalm 27; Exodus 7:8-24; 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6 and Mark 10:1-16

2 Corinthians 2:14-3:6 – 14But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads in every place the fragrance that comes from knowing him. 15For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; 16to the one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17For we are not peddlers of God’s word like so many; but in Christ we speak as persons of sincerity, as persons sent from God and standing in his presence.

This coming Sunday we’ll be remembering Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem. We’ll recall Jesus riding in on a donkey and the people shouting;

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!” “

See Matthew 21:1-11.

I bring that up because in our reading today Paul points out how Christ leads us in triumphal procession. As we go about our day. As we live life Christ is leading us in triumphal procession, his triumphal procession. We are to be a fragrant offering unto God and carry the fragrance of Christ with us always.

Within us, each of us, we have the fragrant offering that comes from knowing Christ. Within us we carry the gift of life given us in Christ, a fragrance that gives life to life.

As you go about your day think of how you are part of Christ’s triumphal procession, his triumphal procession. Christ is seeking to offer life unto others. May we be open to the Christ using each of us, as He seeks to offer life to life.

O Christ, lead me in Your triumphal procession, for truly you are the victorious one, the mighty one, the one who offers life to us and to all. Amen.

Psalm 27 – 1   The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

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