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Lenten Devotion — Monday, April 1st

Then he came to Nazareth where he had been brought up and, according to his custom, went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day. He stood up to read the scriptures and the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book and found the place where these words are written – ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord’.  Then he shut the book, handed it back to the attendant and resumed his seat. Every eye in the synagogue was fixed upon him and he began to tell them, “This very day this scripture has been fulfilled, while you were listening to it!”      Luke 4:16-21 

Looking for a job?  Well, do I have one for you.  Here is the job description:— Share good news with those who have little– Heal those who have been broken by life– Tell those who are held captive by all sorts of cages, they can be free– And be sure that those who have lost sight of their way, tell them, they can see again — Then, encourage those who have lost the ability to hope.  Tell them with God, there is still good to come.  
Now, here is a bit of good news for you.  The one who offers you this job opportunity promises you, if your heart is sincere, if you will give your best, you will be hired on the spot!
Oh, did I mention, there is a great apprentice program, too.  You can follow the one who has held this job for many millennia.  He’s a great guide and model.  So, looking for a job?  Great, apply here by saying, Lord, here am I.  Send me!

PRAYER:  Jesus, you ask us to come and follow you.  May we do so with a confidence that you go ahead of us and lead the way.  Yes, Jesus, here we are, send us.

 

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