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18/2/21 Day 2

TODAY'S VERSE:  18/2/21 Day 2 "When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who now they are sinners.” Mark 2:17   TODAY'S DEVOTION: Have you ever wondered what the qualifications are for being a part of what God is up to? Maybe more specifically, have you ever questioned if you are (or someone else is) a “good enough person” to share the Good News of Jesus? If so, you aren’t alone. But, here’s the good news … Early on in his ministry, there were a lot of people who were more than a little surprised by Jesus. In fact, a lot of religious people were down right offended by what he was doing and who he was doing it with. Not only was Jesus reaching out to those who were on the fringes, but he started to call those same people to be a part of the movement he was starting. Today we are living in the response to Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday we are re

17/2/21 Day 1

TODAY'S VERSE:  17/2/21 Day 1 “To all who mourn … he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” Isaiah 61:3 TODAY'S DEVOTION: Oh, Snow! You charmed us with fresh beauty upon arrival but so quickly became a beast better suited for departure thanks for stopping by now please go ... we’re done with you even as you choose to stay with your record-setting mountains lining our sidewalks accompanied by whipping winds bone-chilling cold short gray days and long dark nights    tempting us to hibernate and cancel life for a season. Oh, Spring! How our collective soul longs for the Creator to make all things new. Surround us again with signs of new life –   songbirds, blooming trees and a full palette of lost color – promised changes that will fill our hearts with hope!   Our weary world waits for warmer days, and a Sabbath to praise our Savior again,   a family reunited. The body of Christ


The Lent season begins from Ash Wednesday and lasts till Easter, for a period of 40 days excluding Sundays (Sundays are not included in the 40 days because Sunday is always remembered as the day of Christ’s resurrection). Since the old days, believers would fast and pray, repent and reflect on the sufferings and death of Christ.   During this period, the Sunday sermons of the liturgical churches would usually mention such personalities like Moses, Elijah and Jesus. For Moses, he fasted 40 days and 40 nights on Mount Sinai before receiving the Law and Commandments; Elijah, who challenged the false prophets, ran away to a broom tree when he was pursued by Jezebel to be killed. When the angel of the Lord strengthened him with food, he travelled 40 days and 40 nights without food and water.   As for Jesus, he was led into the desert where he fasted 40 days and 40 nights; he drew close to the Father and was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit before he was tempted by the devil. Wit