April 16 - Devotion and Announcements
Devotion for Thursday, April 16
“Now that same day, two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus Himself came up and walked along with them, but they were kept from recognizing Him.” Luke 24:13-16
It was later in the day on the first Easter. Jesus joined two of His friends as they talked and walked along, but they did not know it was Jesus. When He asked what they were discussing, they wondered how He could possibly be unaware of what had happened over the previous few days. Then He taught them from the Bible, and when they arrived at the place where they were headed, they invited Him to stay and eat with them. As Jesus thanked God for the food, broke the bread and blessed it, His friends recognized Him! And just that quickly, Jesus disappeared. The men said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” In other words, “We should have known who He was!” Right away, they hurried to tell the others what had happened.
How amazing! Jesus told the disciples who He is, and He showed them who He is! He does the same for us, in a different way, in His Holy Word. In the Bible, Jesus reveals Himself. Just like the disciples, to whom Jesus revealed Himself, let’s hurry and tell others who Jesus is!
*What is something amazing that you know about Jesus? *How would you have felt if you had been the one walking along that road and meeting Jesus?
Thank You for Your Son, Jesus. Help me to recognize Him in His Holy Word and in the way He works in my life. Amen.
Watch today's devotional video after the announcements.
Announcements for Thursday, April 16
Hello, Peace Lutheran School Students, Families, and Staff!
Today is Thursday, April 16, 2020, and this is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!
Martin Luther’s Morning Prayer is printed here. These faithful words are a wonderful way to begin any day.
I thank You, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger. And I pray that You would keep me this day also from sin and every evil, that all my doings and life may please You. For into Your hands I commend myself, my body and soul, and all things. Let Your holy angel be with me, that the evil foe may have no power over me. Amen.
Unashamed! Romans 1:16 reminds us of this - “I am not ashamed of the Good News about Jesus, because it is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes.” The Good News about Jesus is for you every day!
Peace family and friends, please remember who you are and whose you are. You are God’s special, beloved children. Have a wonderful day in the Lord.
Love from Jesus and us,
Mrs. Stathakis and Mrs. Quail