– week 3 –
Scripture Reading: John 2:13-25
In this week’s reading, Jesus admonished the people who were using his Father’s house for their own profit. Many times, our culture encourages us to seek our own benefit above all else. In contrast, Lent encourages us to deny ourselves, honor God and bless our brothers and sisters in need.
This week, practice making sacrifices for others around you. Sacrifice a few hours to help at the local food bank, or eat at home instead of at a restaurant and place the money your family saves in the collection cup.
For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness is stronger than human strength.
1 Corinthians 1:25
“The Hunt for Water”
Many poor families spend hours hunting for faraway water sources. This week, hunt through the Scriptures to find any verse that mentions the words “water” or “thirst.” Place a coin in the collection cup for every water-related Scripture you find.
In Kenya, the degree of risk for major infectious diseases is considered “very high.” Common threats include waterborne diseases such as bilharzia,
bacterial diarrhea and typhoid fever.
(CIA World Factbook, 2020)
Heavenly Father, please open our eyes to see urgent needs in the world around us. Bless your Church with wisdom and creativity as we reach out to share Christ’s love with those who are sick from drinking unclean water. We pray you would quench their thirst, heal their diseases and use us to bless them in a meaningful way. Through Christ our Lord, Amen