As we journey together through Lent, Christians throughout Columbia will be sharing their own beautifully written personal meditations. Each will be accompanied by a corresponding scripture reading, and be linked to that passage in the Holy Bible. If you would like to join us on Columbia’s Lenten journey, please submit your personal meditation by email. Especially meaningful submissions will be printed. Let us continue our Lenten journey, day by day, to its glorious culmination on Easter Sunday.
Scripture reading: John 5:19-29
This passage shows just how closely knit God the Father and God the son are. There is resurrection life for those who have done good and resurrection of damnation for those who have done evil.
It is hard to understand that these two or three could be one, the Trinity. I think it is sort of like my mother is a mother, a sister, and an aunt at the same time. My father is a father, a brother, and an uncle. There are three different roles but all are the same person. I am a daughter, a sister, and a cousin. Three different roles, yet all the same person. It is just a mystery.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.” We must simply have faith and believe. I think it is simply yet difficult. This passage shows that we follow examples. So, let us be good ones!
Crayton Middle School, Grade 6
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia Prayer Chain: Thursday, February 28
In our prayers: Bonnie Patterson, Mary Ellen Joiner, Elizabeth Jean Emerson, Mary Reames, Richard Smith, Claudia Strattman, Jennifer Williams, Betty Jo Carson, Gary Davis, Eddie Bolton, Doug and Sharon, John Kelchner, Elizabeth Matthews, Nedrick Griffin, Nancy Stuckey, Annemarie Sullivan, Greg and Lisa Steele, Dean Timothy Jones, Linda Langford, Marty Fritz, Harriet Hancock, Tommy and Robby Palmer, Patty and Ted Mac Laughlin, Janet Long, Bobby Wilson, Debbie and Pat Barry, Patrick and Patricia Barry, Charles Sigel, Bob Davis, John Whatley, Nancy Zuckerman, Charles Davis Sr., Bill Carter, Betty Peavy Frick, Joye Cantrell, Dale and Norma Sessions, Padge Arrington, Jerry Callahan, Norman Masters
Special prayers for Mary Ellen’s four-year-old grandson, Joseph Patrick, who is fighting cancer
In memoriam: Ann White Gaskin, Arthur P. Martin Sr., Cheryl Hubbard Glazebrook, Vera Mae Brown Hall, Hilda Rogers Meetze, Philip L. Osbourne, Mattie E. Davis Tyler, Doris “Patsy Jean” Sims Ward, Grace Ophelia Shealy, Emily Mason Rouquie, Gordon Harp Starr, Mary Hobbs Shaw, Roxa Georgette Pou
Our prayers are with: the elderly, the homeless, all currently fighting illness, all beloved pets, our president and congress, our police officers and firefighters, all who serve in the armed forces
Columbia Prayer Chain is open to all residents of greater Columbia who would like to share prayers and receive the prayers of others. Please leave your name in the comment box or email me.