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Lent 2021: Lord What Made You Love Me Like You Do, Do Do? by Dorothy Payne Bryan


“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”

- John 3:16

“In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and His Name is Jesus!”

- John 1:1


March 23, 2021

Lord, What Made You Love Me Like You Do, Do, Do?

God’s love never fails. He chose His only Son Jesus as a living sacrifice for our righteousness, eternal life and by His love gave us redeeming grace. Lord, thank you for the ransomed blood of your Son Jesus. Lord, why do you love us as you do?

Jesus was ransomed on the cross for us. The cross symbolizes the greatest expression of His love which is

the same today; he is an unchanging God. He loved us so much that He sent His son into the world not to condemn it, but to save us. Man is born with a sin nature, but Jesus is the light, the way, the truth, the life, and the resurrection.

There is parental and friendship love. But God’s love is “agape,” called out of one’s own heart. With all our mess God found a way to redeem us; through agape. His love looks beyond our faults. Thus, Romans 8: 38-39 records, “For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from the love of God by any means that is in

Christ Jesus.”

Prayer: Lord, Thank you! You did not have to Love me, but you did, and I Thank You! May I always be thankful and worthy of your love through the sacrifice of your Son Jesus Christ. Amen

Sister Dorothy Payne Bryan, Ph.D.

Circle of Twelve


Lent 2021

The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church

have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent

in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.

We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope

that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you

experience the season.

Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.



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