New Paths of Love

New Paths of Love

Leviticus 20:7 Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the Lord your God. 8 Keep my statutes, and observe them; I am the Lord; I sanctify you.

As we move past Lent and Easter each Spring, there’s often a sense of “now what?”  There were the reflective days of Lent beginning with ashes on the forehead reminding us of the reality of death. Weeks later there was the joyous parade of Palm Sunday, then passover evening in the Upper Room and Judas’ betrayal. Then the horror of what we call “Good” Friday  and the amazing, unbelievable joy of the triumph over sin and death on Easter morning. These are the things we have remembered and perhaps continue remembering the last many weeks. We do this year after year because we need to remember, reflect and, now, react!  What, if anything, are we to do with all that? That’s a question this command from Leviticus may answer for many of us. To consecrate oneself is to acknowledge that it is God who changes us, sanctifies us, makes us we learn how to walk in love. Our part is to seek and welcome that, and to ask God’s particular attention to areas we may already understand through prayer to be in need of that growth. Let’s all spend some time this Pentecost weekend confidently conferring with the Lord about that. Show to us Holy Spirit, some neglected paths of love that we need to find and walk with Jesus. 
Pastor Bill

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