Thank you for listening to Living Hope church’s Holy Week series. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be different from the previous two days.
Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet - John 13:1-17
Would you be like Peter in this story? Do you yearn to follow the Lord with everything to have a part with him?
Are you willing to humble yourself and let the Savior serve you and are you willing to go and serve others in your Savior’s example?
These are the challenging questions to consider in each of our hearts. For it is part of the call of Christ to serve.
As a result of Christ’s example of a servant, to be obedient to the point of death on a cross he was exalted with the name above all names. The proper response is to adore Jesus. To see his brilliance and beauty and worship him.
Such is the intent of fasting. Fasting is the spiritual discipline that seeks to weaken our attachment to things that satisfy us, like food, in order to find our true and lasting satisfaction in Christ.
As a friend once told me, “I long to learn the reality of what Jesus said, My food is to do the will of him who sent me.”
Do not be surprised if you are finding it difficult to continue in the fast during this day. Drink water and listen to praise music. Let the grumblings in your stomach be a call to praise the one who alone can satisfy every longing in you.
Holy Spirit, we praise you! Lord Jesus, we praise you! Our Father who art in Heaven we hallow your name right now. You are holy, holy, holy. Help us to taste and see that you are good and immeasurable more than we can ask or imagine. You are the one who sustains us. Teach us to keep food and other sources of satisfaction ordered under you, the ultimate joy and sustainer of our souls. Amen.