During the Lent Season, Gafcon will be posting short weekly reflections based on a verse from the Bible, to lift our hearts, to develop our faith and to reflect on all that this season means to us. Follow us and share these messages in your churches.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
In these days we are invited to mourn over our sins. In this season of Lent, we remember Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and the reason why it happened. Jesus took our sins upon himself. All have sinned (Romans 3:23). May we approach the throne of grace, humbly and with sincerity of heart, grateful to Jesus for his sacrifice and for achieving our forgiveness from the Father, which is our greatest need. ‘For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.’ (Luke 18:14).
Pray with us:
Dear Father God, we praise you because you brought Jesus into the world. In your mercy, helps us to be grateful and humble in your presence, recognising that Jesus did what none of us could do, and that without you we can do nothing. In Jesus' name, Amen.