Lent 2021: Thank You by Pius Akinola
“One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.”
- Luke 17:15-16
March 21, 2021
How often do we thank waiters, taxicab drivers, auto mechanics, clerks, or medical personnel for their services? Do couples thank each other anymore? How about our children and our siblings? We live in an ungrateful world where sometimes we feel entitled to everything we can purchase or acquire.
Pastor Lamar often reminds us that everything we own will be left behind when we pass on to be with the Lord. All that we have comes from God; the air we breathe, the water we drink, all other necessities of life
come from God---everything!
We awaken each morning, open our eyes, get dressed, enjoy good food and maintain a reasonable portion of health and yet, rarely, say “thank you” to God.
News Flash: There is one who gave his life so we may have life and in abundance. His name is Jesus. So, as we mourn His death and rejoice in His coming again, we ought to say “THANK YOU” for the ultimate sacrifice enjoyed from generation to generation; he chose to save us.
Prayer: Lord, even if we have ten thousand tongues, it won’t be enough to say thank you for all you have done for us. Forgive us for all that is past. Give us a new heart that we may glorify your name with gratitude everyday of our lives. Amen
Trustee Pius Bola Akinola
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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.
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that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
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