WEDNESDAY (September 30, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.”” (Ezekiel 18:32)
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:5–11)
It is a strange thing indeed to think of God as emptying Himself. And yet, that is what Jesus did. He emptied Himself. He made Himself nothing in order that he might enter into our humanity in weakness. He took on the frailty of our flesh in order to accomplish what we could not—obedience to the point of death. The only explanation for this mystery is Love. God’s love for us is more than we can fathom.
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Be with Dee this day, O Lord, and show her your great love throughout all the days of her life. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty God, You exalted Your Son to the place of all honor and authority. Enlighten our minds by Your Holy Spirit that, confessing Jesus as Lord, we may be led into all truth; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.