Dear Christian educators,
As we draw close to the celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, we celebrate because of the Father's steadfast love that extends to the heavens and His faithfulness to the clouds! Only a gracious God can give life and life more abundantly. We love Him because He loved us first. I am so grateful for His deep, deep love and desire to save us. Aren't you?
Each day during this season of Lent, I will post one verse and pray it with you. Consider saying the verse in your quiet time and praying it also. You may use the same prayer or try your own. Each day until Easter (except Sundays) there will be a new post that contains: a verse, a small reflection, a prayer using the Scripture and an image. Feel free to share the images because I made them with the Bible Lens app and took all the pictures. What a creative God we serve!
Psalm 36:5 English Standard Version (ESV)
Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
I have no idea how an educator can have such steadfast love that it reaches to the heavens or such faithfulness that it reaches to the clouds. However, this I know: Christian educators have a supernatural ability to love with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. What school would not benefit from Christian educators on campus who purposely live their lives through the Fruit of the Spirit? What school wouldn't want educators who love, have joy and peace, show goodness, kindness and gentleness, maintain patience, self-control and faithfulness? You see against these things there is no law. We are commissioned to display the Fruit of the Spirit because He lives in us.
You alone, O Lord are over the entire universe! Your steadfast love extends to the heavens and Your faithfulness to the clouds. That is greater and more wonderful than humankind can grasp. Yet we know Your love is everything. We celebrate the Resurrection on Sunday because of Your steadfast love and desire to save us through Your Only Son, Jesus Christ. May this Sunday's celebration be a tribute to Your glory and Your steadfast love and faithfulness all over the world. I pray in the faithful Name of Jesus. Amen.
The CIPE Team