Lent Meditation

Home » Resources » News » Lent Meditation

Tuesday April 11th Matthew 26: 55-56

At that hour Jesus said to the crowd, 'Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Everyday I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me. But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.' Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.

The hour has come. Into the darkness step a crowd of men, armed and ready to seize one mild-mannered man. Coming at night, so that the crowds who follow Jesus in the daylight do not see. Scripture is being fulfilled, yet in this darkness, despite their teaching, and their love, the disciples lose faith and flee. In that darkest hour, the disciples cannot see what must happen to bring the true light into the world.
Have you ever been in a similar dark place? Faith and trust have fled from your heart, leaving you standing alone, fearful of the future. Yet, at other times, when your heart was so full of love and praise, you could never imagine yourself in such a situation. At times our faith can be truly tested.

Lord, help us to hold fast to our trust in you;
help us to stand firm in times of trial and never lose sight of you.

Kathy Lowrie Bedale and District

You may also be interested in

Wild Meadow
Webteam: Thu 17 Sep

https://youtu.be/As5dPqEF9Mk.11(You can access this weeks online service...

Sunflower 1
Webteam: Wed 16 Sep 9:00am

The Prayer Space Video for September is available on Wednesday 16th Spetmebr at 6.45pm and can be accessed https://youtu.be/Evd00...

Methodist orb
Webteam: Thu 10 Sep 3:57pm

A new dial a prayer and reflection has been launched. 01765 530700 .You will hear a short automated message saying welcome to the Ripon and Lower dales thought for the week then there will be a short pause and our thought for the week will start. It is hoped to change the reflection weekly but this may not always be possible.Please pass this number on to those not on the internet. It will...

© 2013 - 2020 Ripon and Lower Dales

resourcing church and community