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Lent 2024: Dying to Live Again by Steward Greta Kendrick


 

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under the heaven.”- 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 

 

March 26, 2024



Dying to Live Again


Nobody beats death. It is believed that if death occurs later in life, there is comfort and peace in knowing that it is the natural order. When this cycle happens out of order it can lead to despair, with the greater sense of loss.  


I experienced deep loss in 2022 when my earthly father transitioned to eternal rest. I had to come to terms with my own dying; the loss, but also the passing of my childhood groundings.   I had to let go to live again.   


Even though we grieve at the loss of our loved ones, we live again in hope through the resurrection of Jesus and His promise of life after death.  


The hope of a heavenly reunion is powerful indeed. Our trust in Christ and his gift of salvation gives us hope that we will live again. Scripture confirms that “God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying” (Revelation 21:4). In our times of loss and sorrow, isn’t it comforting to know that Christ has provided a heavenly home where there will be no more tears! 


                                Steward Greta L. Kendrick

Senior Steward/Usher

 

Prayer: Gracious God, although we grieve, we know that we will live again because of living hope.  Thank you, Lord, for comfort and hope.  Your resurrection provides all we need for this life and the next.  Amen.

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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