Words of Life for this week are:Â Â Â Experience a Change
We have moved into the third week of Lent. Lent is the season where we proclaim, remember, and respond in gratitude and faith to Christâ€™s atoning death. This season includes forty days before Easter Sunday. During these forty days letâ€™s intensify our focus on what Christ did for us on the cross. His atoning death means God has restored a relationship of harmony and unity between humans and Himself because of the death of his Son. In essence, we are â€œat oneâ€ with God. We have a close relationship and it is precious and secure. The best example of this is what happened in my own life. I gave my heart to the Lord when I was twelve years old. I was an anger-filled kid who was raised on the tough streets of New York City, in the South Bronx. I saw violence and it was an environment where only the strong survive. In the middle of that situation, I knew I needed something more. I needed something to help me deal with my anger over injustice. I needed something more to help me deal with the hatred I had for other people I didnâ€™t like. The day I made my profession of faith in Jesus and soon after was baptized, I felt so different. It was if a weight was lifted from my emotional psyche. I felt at one with God. I was empowered to start loving other people and the hatred and anger started to go away.
Get closer to God in this season of Lent and experience a change of heart, which comes from an encounter with Jesus Christ
Pastor David Greenidge