Lent – 2014

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Lent Blog of 2014

Day 40 – Silent and Empty

Author: Sallie Ross The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:6 It really is a day of emptiness—a silent Saturday. I can only imagine the hearts and the minds of the disciples on this day of silence, the heart and mind of the Lord’s mother [...]

By | 2014-04-14T11:22:56+00:00 April 19th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 40 – Silent and Empty

Day 39 – Good Friday

Author: Sallie Ross Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15 A dozen or so years ago, when the husband of a new acquaintance died, I remember the way people described his last hours. Friends and family were gathered around his bedside, singing hymns and praying tenderly over [...]

By | 2014-04-14T11:20:03+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 39 – Good Friday

Day 38 – Maundy Thursday

Author: Sallie Ross I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. Psalm 116:13 There is no verse in scripture more revealing to me than the verse that accompanies this day before the crucifixion of our Lord. It is found in John 13: “Jesus knew that the Father [...]

By | 2014-04-14T11:21:29+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 38 – Maundy Thursday

Day 37 – Rest

Author: Sallie Ross Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you. For you, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 116:7-9 Rest, here, is [...]

By | 2014-04-14T12:06:26+00:00 April 16th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 37 – Rest

Day 36 – Unrepayable Grace

Author: Sallie Ross How can I repay the Lord for all his goodness to me? Psalm 116:12 Grace is unmerited favor, and in some ways it drives us nuts! It drives us nuts in that there is no way that we can repay it; we don’t have anything comparable to offer. But as we walk [...]

By | 2014-04-14T12:05:13+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 36 – Unrepayable Grace

Day 35 – Simplehearted

Author: Sallie Ross The Lord protects the simplehearted; when I was in great need, he saved me. Psalm 116:6 To be simplehearted is to be childlike in the way that we lean into the Lord. As we begin to walk through this Holy Week, there is a deep need for each one of us to [...]

By | 2014-04-14T11:28:43+00:00 April 14th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 35 – Simplehearted

Day 34 – Learning to Wait

Author: Sallie Ross But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel. Psalm 106:13 The dictionary gives us a definition of wait as :”to remain in expectation”. I read that and think of Olympic swimmers posed, leaning forward, waiting for the gun to send them into the water and [...]

By | 2014-04-07T09:58:22+00:00 April 12th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 34 – Learning to Wait

Day 33 – Run To and Not From

Author: Sallie Ross Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise. Psalm 106:47 I love that God is a gatherer. We see this image tenderly in Isaiah 40:11: “He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers [...]

By | 2014-04-07T09:53:27+00:00 April 11th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 33 – Run To and Not From

Day 32 – Faced with Glory

Author: Sallie Ross At Horeb they made a calf and worshiped an idol cast from metal. They exchanged their Glory for an image of a bull, which eats grass. They forgot the God who saved them, who had done great things. Psalm 106:19-21 People in Moses’ day didn’t wait well either. Impatient with the amount [...]

By | 2014-04-07T09:41:52+00:00 April 10th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 32 – Faced with Glory

Day 31 – The Desert

Author: Sallie Ross In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test. Psalm 106:14 The desert is a tough place. There is very little to distract us from what might be going through our minds. And since there is very little distraction, there is often very [...]

By | 2014-04-07T09:38:20+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Lent - 2014|Comments Off on Day 31 – The Desert