Easter, Day 27

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Today’s morning and evening meditations are available here in both audio and script formats. The audio version is also available to download for free on the player.


Morning

Reading

“Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.”

—Plutarch

With every thought, we are working on our destiny. When a sculptor creates a piece, each touch of the chisel shapes the stone. While carving an eye he barely strokes the stone, but those light strokes are as vital as the forceful hits of a hammer.

Similarly, every thought shapes our lives. There is no such thing as a little thought, no such thing as an unimportant thought. It may be heavy, it may be light, but it should always be well-directed, with discrimination and precision. (WLB)

Quiet

As you begin your day, spend a few moments in silence and stillness. As you do, pay careful attention to your breath. As it goes in and out, notice how you are able adjust its depth and pace, but that the breathing happens on its own in response to Life itself.

Prayer

God, make yourself visibly manifest in and through my life. In the very midst of human cruelty and brokenness, make me diligent to love in even greater measure, never giving up. (CIB)


Evening

Reading: Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Quiet

As your day draws to a close, spend few moments in silence and stillness. As you do, recall any words or phrases that stood out to you from the passage that you just read. Whisper them aloud if you wish.

Prayer

• for a greater understanding of the love of God for all people

• for those living in poverty and suffering injustice

• for those who struggling in their career path

 

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About Easter

Beginning on Easter Day and concluding on the Day of Pentecost, this season celebrates the resurrection and ascension of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.


Abbreviations

BC Belgic Confession

CAC The Center For Action & Contemplation

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLB Words To Live By

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism

CIB Church In Bethesda Prayers