Lent | 3.30.12

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Jeremiah 33:1-9
Philippians 2:12-18

Give thanks to the Lord because He is good, because His mercy endures forever (Psalm 118:1-2GWT).

We have so much for which to be thankful! Many of us take for granted our lives, our faith, our families, our friends, our opportunities and several other gifts that God has so graciously given unto us. David, in Psalm 118, models well the epitome of the due appreciation for God’s presence in our lives.

If I were to make a list of things for which we should be thankful to God, it would take forever. However, I would like to share a few things, for reflection, that come to mind. God so loved us that He sent His Son to Earth, as Savior, to take on our sin and to carry and be crucified on the cross with that sin, all in order to crush its power over us. He showers us with His love, His grace and His mercy daily, despite our falling short of His glory. He has created a very individualized, precise plan for every one of us as believers in His Son, Jesus Christ. He is the one and only omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent Lord of our lives. He has given us many privileges, like the opportunity to go to further our education in college… and I could go on and on.

Therefore, if there ever comes a point in time that you lose sight of how awesome God is, just reflect on where He has brought you and how He got you there. Personally, when I begin to think about everything that has happened in my life and where I can see how God orchestrated every little detail of my life, I become overwhelmed with joy, like David did in verses 21-23 of Psalm 118.

Give thanks to the Lord because He is good, because His mercy endures forever.

Jordan Wright
Junior, Contemporary Music: Performance Voice Major

You can download the full Lent and Holy Week Devotional Guide at: http://www.belmont.edu/religion/files/lent-devotional-2012-final.pdf

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