Moravian Church in North America

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North: Bethlehem, Pa.
South: Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Weekly Moravian Message, October 9, 2016

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

 
“I once was ill but now am found.”

Ten once were ill but now are healed.

So much emotion, so much feeling. How can one respond to such a miracle?

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I have the promise of respect in my community. DREAMS

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I have a new life ahead of me. HOPE

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I can’t wait to tell others! DISTRACTION

I once was ill but now am healed . . . and I am simply numb. OVERWHELMED

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I cannot imagine how my life will be different. FEAR

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I have so much to do! MULTITASKING

I once was ill but now am healed . . . and I am tired. EXHAUSTION

I once was ill but now am healed . . . and I have a healthy body! ENERGY

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I don’t understand what just happened. CONFUSION

But then one more, one more beloved, one whose feeling is rooted in a different soil:

I once was ill but now am healed . . .

and I am grateful! PRAISE AND THANKS TO GOD!

“I once was lost but now am found.”

We are all equally lost and all equally redeemed in Christ,
free from the power of death that robs us of eternal health.

We are all equally called to choose gratitude
as our instinctive response to Christ’s great gift of love.

How precious, indeed, does God’s grace appear when we first believe.

Thank you, Jesus!

Jenny Moran, pastor, Christ’s Community Church, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Moravian Daily Texts

04/24/2018

Tuesday, April 24 — Psalm 54
Leviticus 16:26–18:5; Mark 6:7–13

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds. Psalm 36:5

God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4–5

How sweet, God of Easter, are the promises which you bestow on us: your immeasurable love. Your grace which saves us. Your gift of new life in Christ. Accept our grateful shouts of thanks and praise! Amen.

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