Lenten Study – Wednesday, April 5

We are almost done with our Lent series on the Gospel of Mark, and I hope you have found this season of study to be rewarding and challenging. I have had a wonderful time studying and preparing my devotionals to be part of this series. And even before I begin with my devotional today, I want to say a big thank you to Kristyne! Loida and I are so blessed to have Kristyne who does so much of the work to get these studies ready.

This passage from Mark chapter 14 was one of the passages last week that I thought I needed to do a video from the actual location where this took place, only to get back to my hotel room and realize that I had totally forgotten. In the couple of times I have visited Israel, the Garden of Gethsemane has been one of my highlights. There is something magical to stand a few feet away from an olive tree that Jesus probably stood by 2,000 years ago. When I look at the trees and contemplate what was going on in Jesus’ life at that point, I find myself humbled by how much our God loves us… and how willing he is to do the work that we can never complete on our own. Literally to open the door for you and I to have full entrance into the banquet feast of the Lord. 

Try to place yourself in the garden as you read the scripture today and contemplate the work and sacrifice of Jesus for you.  Then take a few minutes to watch the video and pray the The Way of Peace Prayer.

Scripture: Mark 14:32-52

The Way of Peace Prayer: Jesus, I choose to follow your Way of Peace.  Lead me to one person that I can love, give hope, and bring your peace today. 

Blessings – Jim

3 responses to “Lenten Study – Wednesday, April 5”

  1. Thank you all for your insightful Lenten devotionals! They have helped me be more consistent in my daily prayers and have added another brick to the building of my faith.
    God bless you ✝️🙏🏻💐

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  2. Thank you so much to all three of you for this interesting journey through the book of Mark. Also, enjoyed your comments this morning at breakfast.

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  3. Thank you Loida and Kristyne for the Lenten devotional series and also for the activities of this week proceeding up to Easter. The stations of the cross, labyrinth, lunch time Devotionals and other activities are resulting in a more personal, experiential and meaningful Easter season and Easter for me.

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