Day 46: I Always Bring My Friends Up.
[If you want to know how and why this devotional came into existence feel free to read this]
What you will need:
- A Bible
- This Devotional
- Some Coloring Utensils
- And a print out of this awesome coloring sheet designed by Esti O'Connell .
Theme: Praise and Repentance
Passage for April 13th: Job 14:1-14
Bars from “Summer Friends”
I always bring my friends, my friends, my friends, my friends up.
I had written this whole post about how the trinity was experiencing this day and how odd it is to get our minds around for a unified triune God to experience the reality of its own absence. This suddenly struck me as odd to fill a day of silence and unknowing with so many words and knowing. So, instead I wanted to us to meditate allow this simple prayer from the Book of Common Prayer; allowing it be our thought for Holy Saturday.
O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Mediation: Psalm 31:1-4
So as you contemplate this day that Jesus was in the grave meditated on this passage slowly and deliberately today asking God to prepare for Easter tomorrow. Lock in on a phrase or a word that seems to be sticking out to you. As you color today, ask God why is this phrase sticking out to you. Listen to what he is saying in response.