Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Easter

Text: Matthew 6:19-24

Prayer Pointers:

For Godly sight

For those seeking true treasures

For those who work in the night

“Even the blind man's dogs appeared to know him; and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts; and then would wag their tails as though they said, ‘No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master! ‘”

This line from A Christmas Carol illustrates the point Jesus is making in Matthew. Our Lord’s wisdom teaches us that how we see colors what we see. If we look expecting failure, hurt, disappointment, betrayal, and loss, then we will see as we expect. If we look expecting joy, possibility, love and abundance, then we will see as we expect.

One of the things that hurts our world most is that we all believe that we are in possession of facts; in truth, we are all in possession of sight, and what we see is what we treasure. Our vision is limited by our hearts; in turn, our hearts are shaped and fed by what we see. The path of the Christian is to learn to see as God sees, and therefore to treasure what God treasures, as even the fictional Scrooge finally learned.

Easter joy ~ 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.