Lenten Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries
FROM THE CRADLE TO THE EMPTY GRAVE
Just seven weeks ago we celebrated Christmas looking at the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem. We heard angel announcements, and Holy Spirit inspired prophecies that revealed so much about the identity and work of this special Child.
But just as babies aren't meant to stay in a cradle forever, Jesus was not meant to stay in that manger forever. We have to let Him grow up in our minds- just as He did in real life.
When we left the Christmas story Jesus was growing up with Mary and Joseph in the town of Nazareth, far north of Bethlehem and Jerusalem, the capital city of Judea. Now we pick up His story with one last childhood recollection, before moving on to consider the man Jesus. Following His life and ministry we will unfold the reasons He was born in Bethlehem in the first place, and see the great work He came to do for all of us.
Join us in the coming weeks, as Jesus fulfills His destiny making His way to the cross and empty tomb.
Available to read online or to hear as a podcast, FROM THE CRADLE TO THE EMPTY GRAVE can also be received as an e-mail subscription throughout the Lenten season. Churches can also download, personalize and print them to give to congregation members or use as an outreach tool. The audio version will begin February 13th, 2013.