THURSDAY (January 21, 2021)
In the name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
“You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:19–20)
“The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”” (John 1:43–46)
John’s Gospel account of Jesus calling His first disciples gives us concepts to ponder. Jesus finds Phillip and says, “Follow me.” Phillip, in turn, finds Nathanael and says, “We have found him….” “Come and See.” Jesus first finds us. Jesus, the good shepherd, finds His sheep. He calls us—we become attuned to the voice of the One who laid down His life for us. Listen…
Prayer for Holy Cross Member
Show your grace to Tracy this day, as she goes about the callings you have given to her. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of the Week (from Sunday)
Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and on earth, mercifully hear the prayers of Your people and grant us Your peace through all our days; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.