At the Threshold devotion: Sunday March 16

Share: A moment from today when you felt close to God, and a moment when you felt far from God.

Discuss: What is your understanding of the practice of footwashing? Why do we do it? How do you feel when it happens in a worship service? How is it similar to or different from other practices like baptism or communion?

Read: Ephesians 4.1-6

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

 Listen:  to David LaMotte’s song Water: 

            The chorus says:

The water's gonna win

Bring it all back

It will wash away again

The water's gonna win

Pack it up or pack it in

The water's gonna win

Pray: Turn on a faucet and put your hands under the running water. Offer a prayer of thanks for all the gifts of God you know through the gift of water. Then touch a wet hand to your forehead and remind yourself “I am baptized”—and remember that in baptism, we enter Christ’s community and are called to service.

 

Posted on March 16, 2014 and filed under devotions, Lent.