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Lent 2024: The Lord Will Bear My Spirit Home by Sis. Ellen Fizer


 

And I will put my Spirit within you, and make you follow my statutes and be careful to observe my ordinances.  Ezekiel 36:27

 

March 25, 2024



The Lord Will Bear My Spirit Home


I guess it is the recent loss of my brother that has me reflecting on my childhood.  During the Lenten season, I remember singing in the Children’s Choir at my daddy’s church, Bethel AME Church in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Every Easter, the children would sing:


They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross,

They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross,

They crucified my Savior and nailed Him to the cross,

And the Lord will bear my spirit home.

He ‘rose, He ‘rose, He ‘rose from the dead,

He ‘rose, He ‘rose, He ‘rose from the dead,

He ‘rose, He ‘rose, He ‘rose from the dead,

 And the Lord shall bear my spirit home.


As children, we were taught to sing this song with all that was in us, and we did.  However, I’m sure we had no idea what was meant by the Lord shall bear my spirit home.  Of course, as adults we know that this phrase is basically a prayer asking the Lord, after our physical death here on earth, to take our spirit home to be with Him.  Jesus’ death and resurrection provides us with the hope and reassurance that there is life after death with Him in heaven.



                                  Sister Ellen Young Fizer

Steward Emeritus

Pearl P. Cook Senior Citizens Club

 

Prayer: Lord, let me never forget that You were crucified, dead and buried; but You arose from the dead to bear my spirit home 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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