Walking in the Jesus Way: A Lenten Journey — Day Twenty-Four


Ephesians 1:7-14, NRSV

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and insight he has made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure that he set forth in Christ, as a plan for the fullness of time, to gather up all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will, so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory. In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.


The Seal,
the Promise,
the Comforter,

The Holy Spirit,
who lives within us now,
preparing us for
the end of this journey.
Not this Lenten one,
but our earthly one.

It is the Spirit
who brings us 
through the work
of Jesus, the Christ,
into the presence
of the Eternal Father,
Three in One.

Another hallelujah?



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  1. Yes, I’d say another hallelujah is called for!
    Blessings, Diana!

  2. Margie Bicknell says

    Three in One.
    It is so interesting to me, that when I pray, I ask for the Father’s guidance, Christ’s presence, and the Holy Spirit’s insight and words in my mouth. They are One and the same, yet I find the constant presence of Christ in my daily walk so comforting. When I am concerned with what I must say or talk about, I ask the Holy Spirit to be in my mouth, heart, voice, so I do not say the wrong thing…..and God the Father never fails to hear my pleas.
    You put it so well…
    Blessings, Diana.

    • Thanks, Margie. I have come to a deeper appreciation of God’s Trinitarian nature with each year I’ve lived. It is a wonderful mystery, isn’t it?