“O God, who renew the world through mysteries beyond all telling, grant, we pray, that your Church may be guided by your eternal design and not be deprived of your help in this present age. Through the Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.”
Today begins the second part of Lent. This week we continue looking at the impact of Christ’s coming to earth, and will continue to look at practical ways it affects us. In Isaiah 65, God promises to create a new heaven and a new earth. In Ephesians 1:10, Paul claims Christ came to bring all things on heaven and all things on earth together in Him, and He has already done it. In Colossians 1, Christ is seen as incomparable. In Him all things are holding together. Through Him and for Him all things were made.
In John 4, Jesus heals an official’s son. He makes the statement, “without signs and wonders, this people will not believe,” and then heals this man’s son even though He is far away from the boy. When the man runs to see if his son has been healed, he is met by a servant who tells him his son is healthy.
Jesus is the one who gives us new life. He is the one holding all things, even our health, together and in Him all things have life. We press forward into the coming weeks of Lent, knowing who this Jesus is who sacrificed so much for us. We need no other signs than the resurrection in our own hearts.
Prayer points // Pray for healing in your heart where you need it. Pray for a noticeable difference in your treatment of others.
Scripture Mediation // Isaiah 65:17-21; John 4:43-54; Ephesians 1:9-10