Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fifth Sunday of Easter
Watchword for the Week — Jesus says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give water as a gift from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6
Sunday, April 24 — Acts 11:1–18; Psalm 148
Revelation 21:1–6; John 13:31–35
With weeping they shall come, and with consolations I will lead them back, I will let them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble; for I have become a father to Israel. Jeremiah 31:9
Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22 (NIV)
Lord, there are times when our pain seems too much to bear. In realizing that you have experienced the same pain and still choose to bear ours, we are comforted. Help us in our grief to find joy, healing, and renewed life. Amen.