Lent Devotional • Day 3

Friday After Ash Wednesday (Feb. 19)

Narrated by Dave Reddel

The Glory of God’s Love

Jesus… lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you…” John 17:1

God’s glory is shown not by spectacular displays of celestial fireworks but by Jesus’ giving himself into death to heal the fatal sinfulness of doomed sinners. Fireworks are easy…loving is hard! God is glorified by his grace, his godly love for ungodly humans.

In our sinful sickness, we place our own will ahead of God’s. Jesus’ death fulfilled the Father’s will for us. He loved us to death, and by his wounds, we are healed. Trust him completely and rejoice, for your wounds are being healed by his godly love. Glory be to God!

REFLECT: How does my will conflict with God’s?

PRAY: Empower me, Lord, by your godly love to glorify your name by loving those around me. Amen.

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