01 Apr 2012 Leave a Comment
Joel is flying to Limon today on his cross country with instructor, gorgeous weather for him. We got back from the Springs this morning and cleaned up our stuff and the house. James and Joel spent yesterday walking, about 14 miles in all, so they earned their 5 guys lunch (whereas our pitiful hike didn’t do much for us before we ate our pizza.)
Happy Palm Sunday – the triumphant entry, crowning the King, happy days before the anger and sadness set in; but, in the end everything falls into God’s plan. Last week and this week the name of God we are on is: Jehovah Mekeddeshem: The Lord who sanctifies. To sanctify is to set apart, in Jesus we are set apart. We are covered by his sacrifice and are expected to understand that we are sanctified by His grace, His love, His mercy. In first Peter it says this:
1 Peter 2:9
9-10 But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.
I love how the Message interprets one part of that verse: to tell others of the night and day difference He made for you. Night and day, like when darkness clouded over the cross and then how God’s glory burst forth from the empty tomb. Yes, the difference should be like night is different from day, it should be so evident that we can’t help but show others how God has changed us, how we went from nothing…to something.
Enjoy this week and use it to reflect on how the coming of the King makes us different.