Wednesday, October 13, 2010

They Didn't Lift A Finger


In today's Gospel (Luke11:42~46), Jesus tells the Pharisees that they did not lift a finger to touch the people, but rather imposed burdens on them.
Jesus not only lifted a finger to touch us~ He lifted a cross. He didn't burden us, but took our burdens upon Himself.
Thank You, Jesus for loving us.
Thank You for Your Cross that relieves us and saves us from our sins and burdens.
Thank You for touching us with Your precious Body and Blood.

5 comments:

Colleen said...

Thank you for the prayer! Hugs and blessings!

Deanna said...

Amen!

Karinann, The first time I read in the Bible that Jesus prays for us got my attention. Isn't that precious to know that HE prays for us and is the High Priest?

HIS name is wonderful!!!
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Victor S E Moubarak said...

Amen.

Great and timely reminder. Thank you Karinann.

God bless.

Mary333 said...

Thank you, Karin, this is lovely! I swear this is one of the things that God is always trying to correct in human nature - We are prone to heaping unnecessary burdens on one another. As if following a strict and legalistic set of rules can make one holy! He showed us the law of love instead. Love puts things in their proper perspective so we won't become pharisaical about religion or our spiritual lives.

Karinann said...

Thanks for your insight on this one Mary. So true that while the letter of the law is important, without its spirit it becomes Pharisaical.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.