Read & Reflect: Monday, March 20

lent devotion 2017

Read: Jeremiah 1:5, Psalm 139:13-14, Matthew 10:29-31

Jeremiah 1:5

5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

Psalm 139:13-14

13For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

Matthew 10:29-31

29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Reflect:

God is your Father, and you are his child. More so than any earthly parent could, He knows you. He knew you before your mother felt your first kick. He numbered every hair on your head. He is intimately in tune with your thoughts and your every movement because He loves you so deeply. Just like Jeremiah, He has set you apart for an important piece in his great plan. Thank God, today, for the “you” God created, fearfully and wonderfully made, loved beyond our comprehension, perfect for your work in his Kingdom.

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