Recognizing the voice of God

St. Jude’s Church                                          Stony HillOur Lenten Journey Daily Reflections for Lent 2021by The St. Jude’s WritersFriday in the Fifth Week of Lent, Year B26 March 2021 Reading: John 12: 20-33 Scripture:“Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say-‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it is for this reason that …

Our Lenten Journey: Seeing

Reading:John 12: 20-33 Scripture“Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also.”(John 12: 26) Reflection: Lent is more than 40 days of quiet reflection, of looking at how we are, who we are, and seeking to be closer to God through intentional prayer, meditation …

Our Lenten Journey: The Obedience of Christ

Reading: Hebrews 5:5-10 Scripture: “..,and having been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him,” (Hebrews 5:9) Reflection: The writer of the book of Hebrews spent some time discussing the attributes of Jesus the Christ.  Jesus was fully human, so he is able to understand our weaknesses and …

Our Lenten Journey: Miserere

Reading: Psalm 51: 1-12 Scripture: “Havemercy on me, O God…blot out my transgressions…and cleanse me from my sin.” (Psalm 51: 1 – 2) Reflection: Yesterday’s devotion brought us the Weeping Prophet, and today we meet the Wailing King.  Psalm 51 is actually referred to as Miserere, which is the Latin word for miserable, wretched, …

Our Lenten Journey: A New Covenant

Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Scripture: “…I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 31:33) Reflection: Jeremiah is known as the Weeping Prophet.  He grieved over the wickedness of his people and the judgement that their wickedness would eventually bring. Although much of the Book of Jeremiah is gloomy, chapter …

Our unruly wills

Collect:  Almighty God, You alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant Your people grace to love what You command and desire what You promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are …

Let Your Light Shine

Let Your Light Shine Scripture: “And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:19) Reflection:Given the contrast between light and darkness, truth and evil, most persons would place themselves somewhere in the middle …

Jesus, the Giver of Life!

Reading: John 3:14-21 Scripture: “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “ (John 3:14-15) Reflection: Jesus is the giver of life! In the conversation between himself and Jesus Christ, Nicodemus, asked Christ …

Through His Grace

17 March 2021 Through His Grace                                                                          Reading: Ephesians 2: 1-10 Scripture:  “But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved .” …

His Unfailing Love!

St. Jude’s Church Stony Hill Our Lenten Journey Daily Reflections for Lent 2021 by The St. Jude’s Writers Tuesday in the Fourth Week of Lent, Year B 16 March 2021 His Unfailing Love!                                                                                                                                                                 Reading: Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22 Scripture: “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble and …

His Mercy and Our Humility

Reading: Numbers 21:4-9 Scripture: “The people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned by speaking against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord to take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. ” (Numbers 21:7) Reflection: God can and does use anything to get our full attention and bring us …