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Monday, March 29, 2010

Pray for M.O.M. (Hero to Zero)

Dear Prayer Warriors,

I was reflecting on Palm Sunday and was trying to wrap my brain around the gospel events of Jesus being hailed as Messiah one day, and less than a week later being crucified.

Although nothing our lives can compare to that, I think almost everyone has had a “hero to zero” moment. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all experienced this whether at home, with friends or with bosses at work; hero one moment, on bottom the next. But since it’s Monday, let’s relate it to marriage. As newlyweds, our spouse is just phenomenal! Our hero! A perfect 10! How did we get so lucky! Then over time, our spouse starts slipping in the number scale. For so many our hero starts looking like a zero. What changed?

Did they really change that dramatically? Or could it be the way we look at them? Did they change or did our perspective and ultimately our actions toward them change?

What would happen if we treated them the way we did when we first married them? Would their behavior toward us change? Would that affect our current relationship?

This I command you: love one another. John 15:17

As we enter Holy Week, let us meditate on Christ’s steadfast love and attempt to imitate it in all of our relationships. And, on Easter morning, may you all experience the joy of his resurrection!

Peace, Love, and Joy,
Janet