Lent Day 31

Day 31 Friday March 20 – [Friendship]

RO: He came so that we could be with Him forever. With Joy He embraces the cross. With joy He heads to this hour of glorification. Though he knows the suffering that it means He joyfully embraces that cross. // He is choosing every step of the way to become a living sacrifice. He is choosing every step of the way to win us back. Because He values you and He values me. You are worth it. You are worth it for Jesus to embrace the cross because that’s how much He loves you. Though the hour that was coming for Him brought pain, agony, and even death – you were worth all of it. Because that hour also meant that you would able to spend eternity with Him in heaven.

Wisdom 2: 1A, 12-22

“Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.” These were their thoughts, but they erred; for their wickedness blinded them, and they knew not the hidden counsels of God

John 7: 1-2, 10, 25-30

“You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true. I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”

Funny how we often can readily forgive our friends for transgressions simply because they are our friends.  But whoever offends us but are not our friends we hold it against them and do not like to forgive.

Pray that we can treat each person as though they are are friend.

Continue to Day 32