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July 22, 2018
 
"The Church...Provides Compassion"
 
Focus Scriptures: 
Jeremiah 23:1-6     Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
 
When Jesus encounters a large crowd as he is coming ashore he has compassion for them. Jesus sees that they are in need of healing and leadership. Jeremiah proclaims the restoration of Israel even with all that has been lost. He specifically foretells the activity of God in their world and how God’s actions will lead to restoration and healing for Israel. Today the church is a place where the compassion of God for the world is lived as people are called, gathered, and enlightened for holy work in the world.
Daily Devotion
July 21, 2018
Jesus Breaks Down the Dividing Wall
 

"For he is our peace; in his flesh he has made both groups into one and has broken down the dividing wall, that is the hostility between us.  He has abolished the law with its commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new humanity in place of the two, thus making peace.”  Ephesians 2:14-15.  The Jerusalem temple had walls separating women from men and Jews from Gentiles and any who crossed those barriers would be punished.  Jesus tore down those dividing walls of racism, sexism, social class, culture and language that prevent us from loving and caring for our neighbors.  He made us all one with no one better than another.  Besides loving him, he calls us to love our neighbors, having compassion for all.  We need to celebrate our differences and remember that God made us all in his likeness.  He calls for one new humanity and for peace in our world.  We as individuals and as a church need to welcome all and celebrate that peace Jesus gives us.  Prayer: Merciful God, you hear the cries of the needy.  In your compassion, heal the pain of all who suffer.  Make us bold to ask for what we need and to receive your gifts with thanksgiving and praise.  Help us to celebrate that we are all one and your children.  Amen

Written by Mary Anderson


 

 
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