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illumination: the tombs of our mind

Holy God,
remove the stones that block the portals of our minds…
shine your light so that it may take over the darkness within…
and fill our thoughts with your perfect vision for creation
so we may go, and tell, and be, and do.
Amen.

Submitted by Scott Cervas, pastor at Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY)

CTW: share the mystery & wonder

The sun had just risen from behind the horizon…
the world was quiet, but for the chirping birds and buzzing insects…
the three women walked slowly to the tomb
only to quickly leave with shocking news they never expected to receive:

JESUS IS RISEN!
HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

Let’s share in the mystery and wonder of those words…
let’s allow our hearts to ponder and our minds to reflect…
and let’s celebrate the glory of God, together!

Submitted by Scott Cervas, pastor at Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY)

confession: fear of “uns”

God of new life…
too often, we we seem to be controlled by our fear of “uns”;
fear of the unexpected…the unknown…the uninhibited.
Sometimes, like the magi from the East,
we respond to our fear by taking an alternative path,
because that really is the best plan.
And sometimes, like Mary, Mary, and Salome,
we respond by running away as fast as we can,
not saying a word to anyone…
even when what we’re afraid of is your life-changing good news.
Give us the wisdom and the courage to know
how to respond to our fears…
and more importantly, to your renewing presence…
even now…as we offer our silent confessions…

Submitted by Scott Cervas, pastor at Meadowthorpe Presbyterian Church (Lexington, KY)