Sunday, February 15, 2015
Luke 12:20 But God said to him, “You Fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
Prayer: O Lord, may we be mindful of the brevity of life.
Thought for the day: Every day is a present.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Luke 12:24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!
Prayer: O God, in your wisdom you nourish the multitudes of creatures upon the earth.
Thought for the day: Ravens are some of the smartest birds on earth.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Luke 12:37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.
Prayer: O Jesus, may we be prepared for your coming.
Thought for the day: Jesus is coming someday; what if it were today?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Luke 13:18, 19 Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew, and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.”
Prayer: Jesus, we would find shelter in your kingdom.
Thought for the day: The mustard you put on your sandwich is made of water, vinegar, and seeds.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Luke 13:34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!
Prayer: O Jesus, may we remain ever open to your call to redemption.
Thought for the day: Chicks find safety under the wings of the hen when a hawk approaches.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Luke 14:5 Then he asked them, “If one of you has a son or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull him out?”
Prayer: O God, thank you for making our salvation a priority.
Thought for the day: When we pray we are not placed on hold for the next available operator.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Luke 14:24: I tell you, not one of those men who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we have not responded to your call.
Thought for the day: The best restaurants expect patrons to honor their serving time.