Easter, Day 20

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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: Psalm 84

How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.

Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar,

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the house of the wicked.

Meditation

Spend few moments in silence and stillness. As you do, recall a word or phrase that stood out to you from the passage that you just read. Speak them aloud if you wish.

Prayer

• for the ability to deny ourselves and serve others

• for the commitment to do justice and show mercy

• for those who are unemployed or underemployed


Evening

Reading: John 21:15-19

When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”

Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”

The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. Very truly I tell you, when you were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.”

Meditation

Spend few moments in silence and stillness. As you do, recall a word or phrase that stood out to you from the passage that you just read. Speak them aloud if you wish.

Prayer

Accepting God, thank you for planting in my heart a love for you that is real despite my own brokenness. Forgive me when I judge others and replace my sense of superiority with a mind and mouth that demonstrate acceptance and grace. Amen.

 

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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

CD Canons of Dort

HC Heidelberg Catechism

WC Westminster Confession

WLC Westminster Larger Catechism

WSC Westminster Shorter Catechism