Lenten Devotion 35 4.6.2020

As we enter into Holy Week, we realize we can’t participate in the passion of Jesus in the way’s we traditionally have. So, we try to figure out what we can do to glorify God for the sacrifice God made on the cross. One of the things that frustrates me is that my son is working on the front lines in the emergency room at a hospital in Milwaukee. I would love to join him there, but I can’t. I’m not a nurse. So, what can I do? I need to read Paul.
1 Corinthians 12: 4-6
4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;    6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
Look at the gifts people have demonstrated so far. I see people working at businesses that are truly “life sustaining”. Grocery store workers, police, firefighters, EMTs, utility workers, waste management workers, gas station attendants … and many others. These are the folks we need to praise and thank – often. These people are also on the front lines in this pandemic. They are the ones who give us a lot of continuity and routine in our daily lives. I heard something this week that caught my attention. The main reason we have been able to manage this current pandemic is because we still have water, and power, and food, and medical care, among other things. We need to thank God for the people who have kept this part of our society going. These people are using their God given gifts for the betterment of us all. Make sure you thank them.

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