2 Chronicles 20:1-22
Psalm 105:1-15 [16-41] 42
You might want to read all of the passages that are a part of the daily reading for February 27th. Today let me focus on something I heard PD [Pastor David] say on several occasions. Christ Lutheran is a special place, a unique congregation with 23 countries represented. It doesn’t take long in doing ministry here or worshiping here or just being in the office and the fullness of the special nature of this congregation just spill out. The following passage from Luke might have special meaning for this unique congregation.
29And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God.
30And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
This is a congregation of welcome. Simultaneously it is a congregation that represents the world and our unique neighborhood. This Lent, we may want to spend some time reflecting on what it means to be both the ministers and the recipients of ministry. For we receive as much from the new people who walk into our doors, as we give. The hospitality that we have received is returned to the new people we meet. The call before us is to be the ministers of this Church of God. Lent may be the time for us to determine how we fulfill God’s call. Today I will pray for our mutual discernment.
What would you like to pray for?