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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter

“God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-21)

How much love is that? I’m trying to imagine in my small human brain how much love that is to sacrifice your only child so that others will live. I can’t believe any parent on earth could make such a sacrifice. Certainly many of us would sacrifice our OWN lives for any of our children. That’s almost a no brainer. And the sacrifices of our nation’s military, police, firefighters and their families is such an honored sacrifice for the rest of our country, it is certainly something we can never repay. Of course we can never repay God for His sacrifice of Jesus, his Son, either.

All of our “good deeds” mean little to one so large … or do they? God wants us to take care of each other, as true believers would do, to treat each other as Jesus would. To treat everyone we meet as if they were Jesus.

Sounds like a great mission!

Heavenly Father,

show us the way to lean on You and to be guided by You each day.

May we be ever mindful that each person we meet

is to be regarded as Christ Himself.

In Your holy Name. Amen.

Vonda Reed
Events Coordinator, Avera

ACTS 5:17-26 • PSALM 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • JOHN 3:16-21

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