Day 20

Grace Day

from the Lent 2020: His Love Endures reading plan


John 11:25

BY She Reads Truth

Use this day to pray, rest, and reflect on this week’s reading, giving thanks for the grace that is ours in Christ.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.
The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.”
John 11:25

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47 thoughts on "Grace Day"

  1. Churchmouse says:

    Taking this space today to express my gratitude for all who are doing their best to follow the guidelines for controlling the spread of Covid-19. I am in the higher risk group (over 60, immunosuppressed and with underlying health issues) and so the precautions others take directly impacts my ability to avoid or lessen this virus on my life. This is a time of hardship and uncertainty for many. My ability to help is restricted per my doctor’s recommendations. Prayer knows no boundaries and so I am committed to being faithful in going to the throne in intercession and petition. Please keep my family in your prayers – Children’s House may cancel elective surgeries which will directly impact our granddaughter Julia. Pray for our daughter Kristin and her husband as they are packed up to move to Alabama (the truck with their furniture has already left) and are to leave New Mexico on the 17th. Please pray the move goes as scheduled. An anxious time for many. Thank you.

    1. Janet Brown says:

      Praying for you and your family. Thank you for all your encouraging posts.

    2. Nancy Stinson says:

      Praying for our nation to repent and also for the specific requests you mentioned. I fall into the age bracket myself and have a son who has asked me to send him my grocery list instead of going myself. Thankfully trusting God during this time, Nancy

    3. Tess S says:

      Praying for you and your family!

  2. Jenna says:

    I really love Jesus’ interaction with Martha in this passage from John 11. Later on he says to her, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” (v. 40). In the midst of life’s chaos and brokenness, there is always more going on than meets the eye. Praying that we would see God’s glory in our lives, in our circumstances, and in our world in the days to come.

    1. Bernadette BeckstedPerry says:

      Love this reminder! ❤️

    2. Bernadette BeckstedPerry says:

      Love this reminder. ❤️

  3. Annette Kendall says:

    I’m in Oregon and our churches have been shut indefinitely. We’re praying to be back together on Easter, even if it’s outside.

  4. Kara says:

    The resounding message throughout the Bible is that we don’t need to fear because He is in control. We may not understand the circumstances we’re in, but neither do we need to panic, worry, stockpile, or shun our responsibility to our less fortunate neighbors.

    I hope this crisis is an opportunity for the church to model our faith: that we don’t fear the forces of this world but we do fear Him. And for that we have peace.

    1. Julie Murray says:

      Amen!

    2. Jennifer Anapol says:

      Amen!

    3. Nancy Singleton says:

      Amen!

  5. Darcie Bosshard says:

    So grateful that w everything going on in our world, I am saved by grace and I am finding great comfort in God’s word.

  6. Bessie H says:

    Our church is canceled for tomorrow. I am wondering how many have had their services canceled also? We are a small church in Virginia and while I think it is probably a good thing to do, I’m sad.

    1. Brenda Walsh says:

      I believe all churches are cancelled around here in Michigan as well….for this weekend.

      1. Lynsey P says:

        Most are here in Ohio as well. While it is sad, I believe it’s a great opportunity for families to stay in, pray and worship together, and rest.

      2. Rebekah C says:

        Our church in the Seattle area is being forced to shut down, the solution is to encourage people who have small groups to meet in their homes on Sunday together and watch the message streamed from the internet together from their homes. That way, we still are able to gather.

      3. Julie Murray says:

        I know our church in the Chicago suburb is cancelled but will be viewing online!

      4. Jen Brewer says:

        Same here in Massachusetts. Any gathering of 250 or more banned though we do have service online.

    2. Jane K says:

      I’m in a small town in Wisconsin and they haven’t decided yet to close down. I think they will by next Sunday. Our church too will be doing a live stream when or if they decide to close. Trying to decide if I should go or stay home.

  7. Bessie H says:

    Yesterday we were talking about paying attention and choosing to follow the Lord. I was reminded of a sermon I heard about Lent. Lent is a reminder of Jesus going into the dessert for 40 days to pray in preparation for His ministry on earth. The text was Isaiah 40:3 which John the Baptist quoted. “Make straight in the desert a highway for our God’. Our Pastor talked about how God puts a highway through the desert for us to travel on. When we get distracted we wander off of the highway into the desert. We need ‘bumper pads’ on the highway to remind us when we nudge near the edge. That has stuck with me. God has made a path for us, even when it leads through a desert. We need to pay attention and not stray away from our God.

  8. Denise N says:

    Amen…..come Lord Jesus, come.

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