I, the Lord, Have Called You
I, the LORD, have called you for the victory of justice, I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, a light for the nations, To open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness.
Whether you realize it or not, God has called you for something. Everyone has a call from God. It is not limited to priests and religious. All are called by God.
In many ways, this is what Holy Week is all about. It is about the fact that Jesus so loves you that he has a special call intended just for you. It is very much the case that Jesus wants to save you. He already loves you, for in love you were created. But he wants you to live very much out of the relationship he intends for you.
The beauty of the call of Jesus is that not only does it allow you to grow in holiness and a deeper relationship with Jesus, it also brings others the opportunity, through your example. I suspect that the raising of Lazarus brought many to faith, but that the faith of Mary, Martha and Lazarus himself fostered their faith as well.
And so as you think about the call you have received, what is it that God wants from you? How does the fact that you are changed by having been called by God impact you today? And just as Jesus gave his whole life for our salvation, what has God called you to give this week?
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