Lent – Friday – March 25

Ephesians 2:11-22

Have you ever felt on the outside? Maybe you were the last to be chosen for teams, the one who looked different, acted different or talked different. Today you are chosen … and you are chosen first. You are the one God wants to spend time with. Christ came into the world to destroy the things that separate, alienate and divide. What are the things separating you from God? Christ is willing to take them from you. What are the things that alienate you from others? Christ can overcome them. What things divide you from the ones you love? Christ’s love can break through those obstacles. Today, let God choose you, claiming you as one of God’s chosen people and a member of God’s family. Let Christ remove the barriers and heal the divisions in your life.

…You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.

– Ephesians 2:19 NIV

From: Lent Devotional 2011 by Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary

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