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thought mashups from garret shelsta

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Pastor of College and Young Adults at Christ the King

One of the ekklesia facilitators 

Bellingham, Wa

Day #15: Angles...

[If you want to know how and why this devotional came into existence feel free to read this]

What you will need: 

(Here is the week #1 and the week # 2 sheet designed by Nic Mansfield)

Theme: Promise and Blessing

Passage for March 15th 2017: John 13:31-35

Bars from “Angels”

Wear your halo like a hat, that's like the latest fashion
I got angels all around me they keep me surrounded

A Thought:

In my living room hangs a painting. It is beautiful and wonderful reminder of what the Lord has done in my family and my life. My wife had it commissioned by a friend of ours named Andy to commemorate a hard season of our life that was coming to a close. It was based on a passage of scripture that is, in any season, a continual comfort. What I am more thankful for, however, is the roll that the artist and his family plaid in my family’s life. In some of the darkest moments of Aubrey and my marriage, they encouraged us, spoke wisdom to us and above all loved us well. I can say with out a doubt that one of the main reasons I am writing these words, facilitating the community of people I am presently, and most importantly, the father I am today is due in large part to Andy and, his wife Betsy. They helped love us back to Jesus when we felt so incredibly far from him. To quote Chance, they were the angels that surrounded us. 

In the final days before Jesus was betrayed, he told his followers to love one another. This in it self was not a new commandment. However, the result of this affection was as new as it was revolutionary. Jesus says that this is how the world will know we are his followers. Our love for each other is the evidence of the spirits work in us. Jesus looks to transforms us into his image and likeness, so we can be a blessing to one another. Our communities are a gift from our God. Let us provide the world with the evidence that our God is good and loving by pouring out the love he has graciously given us on each other. 

Here are the question I am contemplating today: Who in my life is blessing and an encouragement to me? How can I be a blessing to others? If someone looked at my life would my care and affection for others point to Jesus?

Mediation: Psalm 91:11-13

As you read the Psalm today choose one verse that is sticking out to you. As you color today, use that verse as a spring board to thank the Lord for the people in your life who have helped shape and form you into the image and likeness of Jesus.