Thursday, March 18, 2010

Day 26 of Lent :: Generous God

“Only one act of pure love, unsullied by any taint of ulterior motive has ever been performed in the history of the world, namely the self-giving of God in Christ on the cross of undeserving sinners. That is why, if we are looking for a definition of love, we should look not in a dictionary, but at Calvary.” John R. Stott

Reflect: Spend a few minutes quieting your heart before God.

Think of the word “passion.” It means “unfailing commitment” and is synonymous with words like ardor, fire, fervor. See Jesus with an ardent, fervent, fiery commitment to go to the Cross.

Worship Him.

Perhaps the most famous verse in the Bible is John 3:16:

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him shall not perish,
but have eternal life.

Reflection: Meditate on the truth of this, trying to grasp it as if you have never heard the words before.

Prayer: Write out a prayer of thanksgiving based on this verse.

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