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Weekly Devotional

Lent IV

Reflection by Megan Snell

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!  All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.  We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

 

Throughout Lent you are invited to add your voice to the Common Conversations board located in Village Common. This week the prompt was “At Wellesley Village Church imagine if...” and here are some of the responses you offered:

  • we found more ways to partner with other faith communities
  • we danced together, fogies and youth!
  • we started an evening service
  • we created the future by embracing the past
  • our church helped new non profit startups by offering office space

In 2 Corinthians 5:16-20 we read of a reconciling God who gives us new life in Christ. As Christ’s followers, we have a challenging and holy calling from God to be Christ’s ever discerning and reflective church. What might being Christ's ambassadors look like for us? We bear the duty of being responsive to the context and era that we live in while holding onto the best parts of our religious traditions. Where do you see Christ calling Wellesley Village Church in the years to come?  What traditions of the church is God using in meaningful ways?  What are your hopes and dreams for the church?

Holy God, You set this world into motion and gave us new life through Jesus Christ. We ask that you enter into our imaginations and anoint us with your creative spirit. Help us to bring to light your vision for Christ’s church. Amen.

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