Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 7 - Intentional Goodness in the Classroom

We have reached the last weekend before Easter! Holy Week is this week and the preparation for the celebration of our Lord Jesus Christ will be much more obvious. Many churches will hang banners welcoming visitors to Easter Sunday services and celebrations of reenactments of Passion Week will be available. The History Channel will air the penultimate episode of the Bible. Ironically, those who have lost loved ones often suffer during holidays. Let set our sights on those in mourning.

A verse to ponder

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

An intentional blessing for the classroom (weekend)

On this final weekend before Easter Sunday, be intentional about doing an act of goodness for a widow, widower or someone who has recently lost a loved one. Pick up some flowers, perhaps an Easter Lily, or a wind chime, or other simple gift and make a visit. Seek to just bless and comfort to let them know they are not alone. If they haven’t been to an Easter Sunday service in a long time, why not invite them?

A focus of reflection

Have you thought about any of the widows in your neighborhood? We have more recent widows than normal and though I pray for them often, I have not actually done anything to comfort them. Do you know any one who has recently lost someone? The initial days after death are often filled with visitors and calls, but a year later is much more difficult. My prayer is that you find someone and make their day.  May God bless those who mourn with comfort today because of you.

 Day 8

(Having books at home encourages generational reading.)

As always, I am
Prayerfully dependent,


Karen C. Seddon
CEAI, State Director, Florida

Note: To more fully understand the 16-9 Movement, please read the first blog entry by  clicking here.

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