Holy Week Devotions – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

23 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. 24 “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”This happened that the scripture might be fulfilled that said, “They divided my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.” So this is what the soldiers did. (Luke 19:23-25)

As the soldiers stripped Jesus of his garments, the soldiers believe they have also stripped him of his status, his worth, and his beauty. They did not realize we are all made in the image of God and our beauty and worth is not as removable as our garments. As Jesus said in Matthew 6: 28-29, “Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.”

Today’s Activity: Consider the flowers in your yard, on your walk, in your planter boxes and take a moment to look at, smell and touch each, remembering that we are more than our looks, our clothing and our outward appearance. That we are created as amazing and unique as these flowers. Post an image of the flowers you see.