When someone barely lifts a great weight, it can’t be hold up very long. Soon the muscles weaken and the weight must be dropped. Sometimes being good may feel like a great weight that we have to push up. Eventually, our spiritual muscles tire and we may fall into doing wrong.
But we are not left to ourselves! Jesus bore the weight of sin upon the cross so that we wouldn’t have to. God’s grace is released in Jesus’s death. We learn this from the reading today: God’s strength in us is what helps us do what is right.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
This year in the season of Advent to Epiphany
we read the letters of Titus, Philemon, Galatians and Philippians.
These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook. You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or table! Check the menu options at the site for more information.