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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Maundy Thursday's Watchword

Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday

Watchword for the Day
He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; the Lord is gracious and merciful. Psalm 111:4

Psalm 47
Job 12:13-13:19; Romans 15:17-29

'Am I a God near by,' says the Lord, 'and not a God far off? Do I not fill heaven and earth?' Jeremiah 23:23-24

Jesus said, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet, not my will but yours be done." Then an angel from heaven appeared to him and gave him strength. Luke 22:42-43

Atoning Saviour, may your will be our will; may our lives reflect your love and compassion every day. Amen.

this is today's daily reading from the Moravian Church in North America .
as far as i can gather, these watchwords are put together by lay-people, and are sent out daily, and anonymously, which continues a tradition of almost three hundred years.

i started receiving the daily watchwords after doing some wiki-research about the Moravians and Count von Zinzendorf - absolutely the most astonishing missionary source in the last half millennium at least. have a read through. really fascinating.

the reason i haven't posted for sometime is i've been away. talking to people about Jesus. more about that later.

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