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Lent Devotional • Day 18

Saturday, The Second Week of Lent (Mar. 6)

Narrated by Jodie Swafford

The Power of His Word

When Jesus said to them, “l am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. John 18:6

The arresting soldiers had the power of fearsome weapons. Jesus trumped them with the power of his word. He had the power to escape, but that was not the Father’s plan. His purpose was to lose his own life in order to save the lives of dying sinners. He used his power for us, not for himself.

Jesus now has power and authority over death. The sound of his voice will raise the dead to eternal life. We can trust his word and promise, guaranteed by his own death and resurrection. The process of dying may be agonizing, but Jesus will awaken us from the sleep of death with a word that will usher in an eternity of glory. Trust his word and know his peace.

REFLECT: Think of times when you felt the power of God at work in your life.

PRAY: Strengthen my faith by the power of your word, O Lord of life. Amen.

Devotional content provided by Creative Communications for the Parish.