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Lenten Devotion 7, 2nd Week of Lent

Monday, February 25
Psalm 105:1-42
Exodus 33:1-6
Romans 4:1-12

Tuesday, February 26
Psalm 105:1-42
Numbers 14:10b-24
1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Wednesday, February 27

Psalm 105:1-42
2 Chronicles 20:1-22
Luke 13:22-31

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[Jesus] said to them, “Strive to enter the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able. When once the owner of the house has got up and shut the door, and you begin to stand outside and to knock at the door, saying, ‘Lord, open to us,’ then in reply he will say to you, ‘I do not know where you come from.’” (Luke 13:23b-25)

I heard about a narrow door that opens into a house of love and light, a place of safety. This small door is the only way in, and you have to know the homeowner to enter. Will I be able to get past the door? Is there a password? Is it narrow because I have to pass through it without any baggage? How long do I have to wait? What am I waiting for? Is it possible that the homeowner waits for me, knows me, has always known me? Can it really be that easy and that difficult? I long to believe that Jesus is the door and that he will open the way for me to enter into the light of love.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, I love your teachings, the good news you bring to us, and that you are the Word, the narrow door. Please help me to be kind, to show mercy to others, and to believe in you no matter how often I stumble and fall. Amen.

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