image :: Sun, Edvard Munch (1909, Norwegian)
sound :: Love Is Alive, Gary Wright (1975). If your older browser does not support HTML5 audio, try this.
Jesus Christ is risen. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Thank you for praying, meditating, seeing and listening along with me this past season. I’ve loved this group, and I’ve truly enjoyed the discussions, reflections and responses of so many of you.
I started this Lenten practice back in 2012 to be used for my local congregation at West End Presbyterian Church in Richmond, Virginia (United States). Since that time, a large international group has developed. We’ve topped 2,600 subscribers, tons of others reading the printed guide, following via their church website, re-crafting the material for their small group, or using social media from all over the world. I wish I was able to respond to your messages individually– I can only do so now in this post. I’m very grateful for this past season together.
As we continue in this Easter season I pray that you would know the Lord is risen, indeed. Thank you for joining in these last 40+ days. We who have been raised with Christ will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.
West End Presbyterian Church
“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:6
“I love the Lord, because he has heard
my voice and my pleas for mercy.
Because he inclined his ear to me,
therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
The snares of death encompassed me;
the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me;
I suffered distress and anguish.
Then I called on the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I pray, deliver my soul!”
Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
The Lord preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
For you have delivered my soul from death,
my eyes from tears,
my feet from stumbling;
I will walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.” Psalm 116:1-9