April 10 – Wednesday
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Gospel Reading: John 8:31-42
Do you know the joy, peace, and freedom which God offers to those who trust in him and obey his word? God sent his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to bring us God's kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 14:17). Jesus came to rescue us from our sinful pride and slavery to sin. He came to rescue us from Satan's snares and the clutches of hell, and to free us from the world's temptation to empty glory and lust for greed and power. Only Jesus can truly set us free and reconcile us with God – every other way falls short of God's plan to save and deliver us from death, corruption, and sin.
Prayer: (all together)
Lord Jesus, write your words of love and truth upon my heart and make me a diligent person and a worthy disciple of your word. Amen