Monday, First Week of Lent February 22, 2021

Prayer Pointers:

To recognize your life/yourself as a gift

To cultivate gratitude

Today’s text: Hebrews 2:11-18

THE ISRAELITES WERE commanded over and over to remember, remember, remember because it would be deadly for them to begin to think that their place in the Land was gained by their own might. Few in numbers, God gave his people a place to stand, food to eat, wealth to enjoy, all for the sake of the promise to Abraham and his children (Psalm 105).

Likewise, we must remember! We have nothing that is our own—even our own lives come to us as gift, and the work we do, the things we accomplish with the life that is in us should cause us to pause in gratitude for the God who decided to bring each of us into existence and then, in answer to our rebellious NO, humbles himself to be with us. It is God’s nature to give.

And as we remember, let us be grateful: grateful for how others help us (none of us can stand alone), grateful for how we can help others (we should do our share or what we can). Gratitude will carry us far in life.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.