Monday, Week of Christ the King

Text: Luke 18:15-30

Prayer Pointers:

To remember that in Christ, we lack nothing

To be thankful for the Kingdom

ONE THING YOU LACK, said Jesus to the rich man who asked for the key to inherit eternal life. You lack the ability to open your hand and let it all go for the promise of the Kingdom.

Peter points out that they have done exactly what Jesus suggests: they have let go of home and its comforts, its protections, its status to chase after the Lord and the hope of the Kingdom he brings. Jesus comforts Peter, assuring him that the space Peter has made in his life is room enough for God to pour even more into it.

As we prepare for our national holiday, can you give thanks for the space in your life? For the ability to let go? For the promise that is the Kingdom of God? Take a moment and look at your open hands, and notice that now they are ready to receive—and give thanks that the Kingdom is near.

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


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.