Renew a steadfast spirit within me

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Renew a steadfast spirit within me
Easter, Day 39

Today is Renewal Day.  About it, Google has this explanation: “Renewal Day is an absolutely spectacular day. It's a day of new, and old, beginnings. Things get old and out of sorts. We lose touch with friends, loved ones, and relationships. For whatever reason, we "let "it" go. Well, whatever "it" is, today is the day to renew it, rejuvenate it, and bring the spark back into it. When we think  of "renewal", we often think of relationships. We vow our marriage will never get old. But, it does. We swear we will remain close to our parents and siblings. But over the years, we don't. With a hug and a tear, we tell our college roommate we will call and write. All too quickly, the demands of everyday life keep us from calling or writing.  ...get the picture? “

Reflection
Each year, the Easter season is 50 days of renewal.  Here are some quotes from the scripture to reminds us of this.
And do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,
so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalms 51:10

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying,
yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16

And the Alleluia verse for today reminds us that we will have help with our renewal:
I will ask the Father
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always.



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