Second Sunday of Easter
Watchword for the week — Jesus said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” John 20:21
Sunday, April 28 — Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31
See now that I, even I, am he; there is no god beside me. I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and no one can deliver from my hand. Deuteronomy 32:39
Jesus said, “I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astounded and said, “Then who can be saved?” But Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but for God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:24-26
Heavenly One, there can only be one god. It is you. Help us to shed the baggage of our pride and independent ways, so that holding no hand but yours, we might slip effortlessly through the eye of that needle. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.