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Lenten Devotional: March 24, 2023

by Pat Mason



Isaiah 6:8- Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I have seen our church answering the call of God— cooking and taking meals to the homeless, delivering Meals on Wheels, working at Melrose, teaching Sunday School, and myriad other work in God’s kingdom.

It reminds me of an old gospel song that comes to mind when I think about our church- it's called “In the highways and the Hedges,” a Carter family song featured in the movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”-


In the highways and the hedges,

In the highways and the hedges,

In the highways and the hedges,

I’ll be workin’, workin for my Lord!


We are celebrating now the death and resurrection of God himself, but God as poor, persecuted, unknown, despised, rejected, humiliated. He worked behind the scenes, among the poor. The movers and shakers of his day didn’t acknowledge him. He is our example of how to do the work of the kingdom! We can be glad that we are sharing the situation of Jesus when He was in our midst. God’s work is among the poor and the powerless, the oppressed, and He came and showed us how to do it! Not out of requirement, but out of gratitude.


Meditation: How are we replicating the work of Christ in the world?

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