On Sunday, Jesus was welcomed to Jerusalem with shouts of “Hosanna!”
On Monday, he entered the Temple courts and began overturning tables and clearing out the “den of thieves” that had taken up residence there.
Thieves and robbers living in the courts of the temple–the holiest place of worship. . .
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. John 10:10 NIV
STEALS. KILLS. DESTROYS.
DRIVES OUT THE THIEF.
I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34 NIV
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 NIV
REBUILDS WHAT WAS BROKEN.
Our temples, our lives, our hearts.
Prayer . . . the white space of his house for us to fill.
Lord Jesus, I ask you to enter the courts of our hearts today, to upend the dwelling places of the thief, to cleanse us of the destruction and death, and to restore that which the thief has stolen from us–our lives, our love, our praise, and our prayers.
May we receive the fullness of your abundant life and beauty today, for you have written LOVE, in red, in the white space of our cleansed hearts.
Thank you Jesus. Amen.
We celebrate the beauty of words…written in the white space–the empty room of freedom of thought–where words are created that sing, dance and illustrate life’s beauty.
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