Lessons Learned from Sickness Part 43: Easter
By pastor Ronny luces
I would like to share a special prayer about Christ’s resurrection we are celebrating today.
Our loving God, today is very meaningful because we celebrate Easter, that Christ is risen.
Be with us today as we gather in different places of worship today and the wonderful community of people to share it all with.
We celebrate gratefully all that has brought us together on this Easter Sunday.
We pray, O God, that you will help us know well the story of this day.
Help us know the inside of it and feel how everything changed this day when a great story had ended and then somehow another began.
Please help us live victoriously because Christ rose from the dead; we too have that assurance to live also.
Create in our lives that living hope will enable us to overcome all the troubles that may come our way.
O eternal God, who is the keeper of this day, make us to be keepers of Jesus’ vision also.
May we cherish that part of his story, which tells us how people who were transformed by Jesus’ resurrection became powerful instruments of your message and goodwill.
Please make us be like them, that as your children, born unto your love, we will be forever committed to you. Please help us to know this deeply.
Help us to act with tender mercy toward one another, toward our brothers and sisters as well as the vanquished and the forsaken around the world.
This is the story you wrote for us, O loving God: the story of the beloved community that Jesus saw in the distance.
May it rise in us. May we feel the power of faith in each one of our lives.
This is our prayer in the mighty name of the resurrected Christ, your Son, and our Savior.
Posted on FB: Sunday, 5 April 2015 at 10:52 PM
About the Author
Rev. Ronny Luces was the Minister for Administration and Community Service of the Jaro Evangelical Church (JEC), Iloilo City, Philipines. He and his wife, Martha have been with JEC’s ministry since 1994.
Pastor Ronny graduated from Central Philippine University College of Theology in 1985 and was pastor of several Baptist churches.
In January 2015, after tests and two long hospital confinements, Pastor Ronny got the word he had lung cancer. He underwent chemotherapy.
Praying for healing and going through all the medical processes, Pastor Ronny wrote his reflections “Lessons Learned from My Sickness.” In July 2015, he passed away.
May Pastor Ronny’s series of reflections and meditations strengthen your hope and faith as you go through your own life’s battles.