Twenty-fifth Week After Pentecost
1 Corinthians 15:20-28
But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have died. For since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead has also come through a human being; for as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. But each [person in their] own order: Christ the first fruits, then at [Christ’s] coming those who belong to Christ. Then comes the end, when [Christ] hands over the kingdom to God the Father, after destroying every ruler and every authority and power. For [Christ] must reign until [Christ] has put all [their] enemies under their feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under [their] feet.” But when it says, “All things are put in subjection,” it is plain that this does not include the one who put all things in subjection under [God]him. When all things are subjected to [God], then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who put all things in subjection under [God], so that God may be all in all.
(New Revised Standard Version)
Loving Divine Family,
We enter your holy prayer space singing your praises and seeking your loving embrace. We find you here as you draw near to us. You wrap us in Life-giving Spirit’s loving embrace and breathe your life into us. This is what it feels like to be subjected to you – we are completely cared for.
O Loving Yahweh, we are made alive in Christ. We praise you because death does not have a hold on us. We can live under your law of love and not under the law of fear. Thank you that you are with us.
I feel your loving embrace today, Life-giving Spirit, and thank you for…
Like clay in the potter’s hand, you hold and shape us. We desire to be molded and formed by your loving embrace. May we forever remain open to your skilled hands upon us and praise your name for your beautiful creation within us.
With joy, we praise you!
Cherie and Donovan Mutschler
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