“Jesus, I will ponder now.” Poet August Crull invites us to do more than think about Jesus these next days. Talk to Jesus!
“Jesus, I will ponder now on Your holy passion.” Jesus, the world about me will slow down somewhat these next days. This slight slowdown is not simply my chance to catch up. This will be time with You.
“With Your Spirit me endow for such meditation.” Jesus, the day is coming when I will come before You in eternity. I will see You. Dear Jesus, give me Your Holy Spirit now so that my meditation upon your passion will prepare my anxious heart.
“Grant that I in love and faith…” Jesus, don’t let me simply know about You. Increase my love for You. I believe; help my unbelief!
“Grant that I in love and faith may the image cherish of Your suff’ring, pain, and death that I may not perish.” Jesus, You have not called me to die for you but to live for you. On my heart impress Your image so that it is no longer I who live but You who live in me. Jesus, save me! Amen.
Diane and I will take a week away from these Minutes. May your meditations be blessed and your Easter truly joyous.