Lent Reflection Week 4
WEEP NOT …
The Advent wreath is a symbol of everlasting life and victory in death.
Jesus made time to tell the women not to weep for him, for he knew he would conquer sin and overcome death.
Instead, he told them to weep for themselves and their children.
We weep over many things…
This passage is familiar to us but read it at least twice, slowly.
Then pause and know the Holy Spirit is present with you.
When you are ready, move on …
Luke 23:27-29 (ESV)
27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people and of women who were mourning and lamenting for him. 28 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. 29 For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘Blessed are the barren and the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!’
Think about what grieves God …
(take about 5 min with each question)
- What are some things that have saddened you in the past or present.
- As you look at the injustice in the world, what angers you?
- Have you wept over your sin and shortcomings in your relationship with God?
Reflect and talk to Jesus in prayer:
Ask the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see the gravity of sin.
Respond to Jesus in prayer.