April 12, 2020 |
Romans 6:9 – We were therefore buried with him through baptism unto death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
The Good News of the resurrection is not just an annual Easter event. We can experience new life every day! Alleluia! During this pandemic it is easy to think of all the things that are buried or missing from our lives, but each day God has new truths to reveal to us. The natural world and the people around us are abundant with reminders of new life. A former shelter resident recently posted a note of gratitude on Facebook. He had received a gift of a handmade quilt while he was at HSHM. He wrote: “It has warmed me when I had little heat, comforted me when I was afraid, connected me to my roots, and given me so much hope.” I pray for your hearts to be open to the new life that God has ready for you, each and every day.
Be joyful in HOPE, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayerRomans 12:12