As a Lenten practice during this season, clergy and leaders in the church from youth to elders will be sharing their devotions.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 7-9
Key verse: (7:9) “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who maintains covenant loyalty with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations”
Reflection: In this verse, we are reminded of the covenant God made with us, long before we even knew God. This chapter describes the fear, loss, and hardship that the people of Israel faced for countless generations. Today, we too face many of these same obstacles, especially during this time filled with uncertainty and grief. God reminds us that we never face our pain alone. Just as God never left the people of Israel, we are never left alone either. We can rest in the knowledge that God chose to be bound to us far earlier than we chose God, and that nothing we do can ever separate us from this love.
Prayer: Dear God, we know that you are with us always, even if times of great uncertainty and fear. Thank you for choosing to be bound to us, again and again, without asking anything in return. Thank you for reminding us of your love that never fades and help us to show this same love to others, as disciples of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Author: Liz Corsig
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].