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“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.” — John 13:34

Saturday, April 4

Holy Saturday

April 4

Scripture: Psalm 34
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord rescues them from them all. The Lord keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken.

Yesterday we remembered Jesus’ death in fulfillment of the Hebrew Scriptures; not one of Jesus’ bones was broken in the crucifixion (John 19:36). Tomorrow we will celebrate that God rescued Jesus from death. Today is a day of waiting between sorrow and joy, between defeat and triumph. The juxtaposition of these opposed realities is common on the journey of faith. We know God’s goodness, but we live in the reality of a broken world.

Questions for reflection
    1. From what afflictions has God rescued you?
    2. From what afflictions are you waiting for God to rescue you?

Loving God, I want to taste and see that you are good. Help me to see the ways you rescue me when I call to you for help.

- - - By Lynne M. Baab, an author and PC(USA) pastor, whose latest book is The Power of Listening: Building Skills for Mission and Ministry (

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Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 43; 149
First Reading Job 19:21-27a
Second Reading - morning Hebrews 4:1-16
or Second Reading - evening Romans 8:1-11
Evening Psalms 31; 143


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