Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
BEGINNING OF THE 25 day LENT
Vs12. Some however did receive him and believed in him.so he gave them the right become God’s children:
Today’s devotion based on the passage from John 1 1;1-15 shows the timeless truth that the word became flesh and dwelt among us. The word was God and it existed even before the creation. As we are in the advent season ready to greet the birth of our savior and in preparation for that we start observing the 25 days lent the following points look relevant for meditation.
1.Word became flesh.
The word who is God himself incarnated, took the human form leaving the heavenly abode to dwell among the humans. He is Immanuel and lives with us. This divine act of incarnation exhibits God’s love for humanity. John 3 :16 says God so loved the world He sent His only beloved son. During this Lenten days as we meditate different topics let us concentrate on one topic that He loved the world so much that He himself came and dwelt among us to identify with ourselves and finally went to calvary voluntarily and took the cross for the redemption of mankind.
2. Light shining in Darkness.
The word brought light to the world of darkness. Let this Lenten season reveal the darkness within us, recognize different areas in life where we have fallen and fell short of God’s glory. As we go through this Lenten season let us open our hearts to the transforming power of Christ’s light and allow to dispel all darkness in us.
3.The gift of Grace.
Vs 12 says “ as many as received Him , to them gave the right to become the children of God. We received grace upon grace from Him. But did not accept this grace. Many did not recognize this grace. We often stumble and fall but God’s grace is abundant and freely given, Let us plead and accept His grace and infinite love. Our salvation is not earned through our efforts but received as a precious gift through faith in our savior..
4, Becoming Children of God.
By believing in Him and accepting him we become the children of God. This is the main goal of our lent season, that is to become closer to God. Let us cultivate the virtues od=f love, compassion, forgiveness and self-less ness. Word od God says who ever believeth in Him will not perish but will have everlasting life. Let us remember the importance of this Lenten season as we meditate. The word became flesh 2000 years ago to save us and redeem us. Let His shine light in us every day and then radiates to others around. Let us embrace Him and never abandon Him. May this season allow us to get transformed and get closer to God one more step than before and be the light and salt of this dark world.
Father God we know we have sinned against you, But by your redeeming grace cleanse us and make us your children. Make us worthy to be called children of God. Amen
Thought for the Day
Whoever believe in Him will not perish but shall have everlasting life.
Dr Thomas K. Jose
The Mar Thoma Church Staten Island