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What is Life?
The Easter Season is always a glorious time as we celebrate the victory over sin and death that Jesus has given us in his life, death, and resurrection. It is also a season when we are reminded of our utter dependence on the Holy Spirit to live a life worthy of our calling.
In the coming weeks, we will be celebrating a number of significant events in our church family including the confirmation of a number of our students who will declare their own faith in God. Mother’s Day is not only a day to recognize and honor mothers for their leadership in the family, but it is also a day to recognize and reflect on the spiritual responsibility of every believer to pass their faith on to the next generation. Youth Sunday is a day we celebrate the many ways God is working in the lives our students. And finally on Memorial Day we give thanks for those who have given their lives in service to our country. Their example is a reminder of every believer’s calling to serve our Lord Jesus with devotion and sacrifice.
The devotionals during this season are designed to help you to reflect on passages related to questions that matter about our faith: What is life? What is best? Who’s next? What time is it? What will it cost? You are invited to read the passage given for each day—preferably more than once. Then you will be invited to reflect on and respond to the text. Rather than having different questions for each day and each passage, a series of questions has been provided for you to consider over and over again with different texts. Every question may not apply to every text, but they will get you started in considering what God might want to say to you about the passage and the question being focused on each week. Finally, you will be asked to make your requests to God employing the ACTS model (adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication).
This season of spring is also a good time to think about your Spiritual Growth Plan and how God is calling you to connect to Christ, to others, and to Christ’s work in the world. You may want to think about what this means for you during the summer months as schedules and routines often change. But it is not too early to think about and begin to make plans for next fall. How is God calling you to intentionally arrange your life to grow in Christ? How will you share the journey with others? What are your gifts and abilities, and how will you use them in Christ’s service? In short, what are the practices, relationships, and experiences that will help you in Becoming More Like Christ Together for the World? May God use this Easter season to help you align your life to his eternal purposes made possible in the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. To him be the glory now and forever! AMEN.
Glenda Simpkins Hoffman
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