Fourth Week of Lent – Monday
April 1, 2019
From Presbyterian Outlook Devotions, Jill Duffield, Editor
31 He went down to Capernaum, a city in Galilee, and was teaching them on the sabbath. 32 They were astounded at his teaching, because he spoke with authority.
Jesus teaches in synagogues wherever he goes, meeting with those gathered for worship on the sabbath. The folks of Capernaum are astounded at this teaching, as he teaches with authority. What, do you imagine, did he teach? What is Jesus
teaching you when you gather week to week? Are you astounded at what he has to say and the way he says it?
Teacher, you meet us when we gather, coming to us with the authority of God, ready to teach us all we need to know in order to have life abundant. Quiet in us any voice but yours. Grant us the ears to hear and the hearts to heed your life-giving teachings. Channel our astonishment into attitudes and actions that reflect our knowledge of you. Amen.