Good Morning Watsontown United Methodist Family,
Today’s Daily Devotions will be a “Lead Yourself” devotion.
Theme: The Word Became Flesh
In Your unbounded love You have shown us Your face and made Your way known among all the nations. May we recognize in Your decision to become one flesh with us an invitation to live gratefully with others as one family, gathered and held together in Your holy name. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Psalm: Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.
Reading: Luke 13:31-35
Jesus’ Sorrow for Jerusalem
At that time some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.” He replied, “Go tell that fox, ‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ In any case, I must press on today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem! “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
What “new” insight did you gain from today’s text ? How might you be able to apply today’s reading to your day today? Who would you like to share today’s reading with?
May the God of untrodden ways, who has chosen to live as one of us, guide us and keep us on the road to fullness of life. Amen.