Lent Reflection Week 5
DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?
Death where is your sting?
The Cross has become the key symbol of Christianity – a sign of Christ himself and of the faith of Christians. It represents Christ’s atonement for the sin of humanity. Paradoxically it is also a symbol of triumph and salvation. At the end, our Lord cried, “it is finished”, and the wrath of God was satisfied.
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 …
John 19:28-30 (ESV)
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the Scripture), “I thirst.” 29 A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
1 Corinthians 15:55 (ESV)
55 “O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
Think about Jesus’ death for you …
(take about 5 min with each question)
- What are your feelings about death?
- What are the tasks that you want to complete in this life?
- Is death the end of life or the beginning of life?
Reflect and talk to Jesus in prayer:
Allow the Holy Spirit to bring a fresh perspective
of death and dying. Respond to Jesus in prayer.