“We implore your majesty most humbly, O Lord, that, as the feast of our salvation draws ever closer, so we may press forward more eagerly towards the worthy celebration of the Paschal Mystery. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.”
Lent careens forward into the greatest mystery the world has ever seen. It’s a mystery we will never truly grasp yet take for granted. God became flesh, dwelt among us, was obedient to execution, and rose from the dead to declare unanimous victory over sin and death and the powers of this earth. Christ was a man, but he was so much more. He was the image of the invisible, the firstborn of all creation. He made all things and is holding all things together.
Today imagine the hands that hold all things together taking a nail for your lies, deceptions, and every time you interrupt the peace God has planned for this life. You were worth those nails to Jesus. To me, that’s the greatest mystery of all. God made worthy what was previously damaged goods. God takes us and makes us pure, makes us holy, and makes us excellent.
Dwell in the mystery today. Don’t try to figure out the logistics of salvation. For one day, allow God to know things you’ll never know and simply accept the freedom you didn’t deserve, but were deemed worthy to receive.
Prayer points // Meditate on the mysterious love of God for you. Pray, not for understanding alone, but for obedience.
Scripture Mediation // Colossians 1:15-20