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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for April 15, 2019

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MONDAY, April 15
Monday in Holy Week

Hebrews 9:15 For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, because a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.

New tree saplings require support to ensure they grow upright. Once a sapling grows strong enough, the supports are removed and the tree remains straight, having grown strong inside and out.

Old Testament laws provide an external support to the growing children of Israel. The new covenant brought by Jesus changes us inside and is inscribed on our hearts. Through all of the teachings of Jesus to his disciples, his lessons are grounded in love.

As we settle into Holy Week, the church commemorates the last and most important week of Jesus’ life and ministry. May we remember his great love and fully embrace our inheritance, recalling the great sacrifice that was offered in love and sharing his teachings of peace, forgiveness, and the need to love and serve one another to the glory of God.

MOVING FORWARD: Invite a friend or family member to attend Holy Week services with you.

PRAY for the Diocese of Nebbi (Uganda)

Ps 36:5-11 | Isaiah 42:1-9 | Hebrews 9:11-15 | John 12:1-11

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