THURSDAY (August 27, 2020)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Gospel Sentence
“He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’” (Matthew 16:15-16)

Reading
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:33-36)

Meditation
God’s ways are not our ways. Yes, He reveals Himself in His Word. He gives Himself in the waters of Holy Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. But we cannot know the mind of God. How can the finite ever begin to understand the infinite? This is part of the mystery of God. He reveals what we need to know, and for this we give Him glory and praise.

Silence

Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Georgi this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Prayer of the Week
Almighty God, whom to know is everlasting life, grant us to know Your Son, Jesus, to be the way, the truth, and the life that we may boldly confess Him to be the Christ and steadfastly walk in the way that leads to life eternal; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Lord’s Prayer