Our Daily Bread: Meditation for April 19, 2019

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God created Adam and placed in him paradise. Then He created Eve to be Adam’s wife and companion. They disobeyed God and they were kicked out of heaven. They lost their comfortable and pure life in paradise. Now they had to toil and work to make a living. Sin made them lose paradise and now they and their descendants must suffer the consequences of sin, namely sickness and death.

Even though we are not responsible for Adam and Eve’s sin, we inherited the effects of their sin. In this fallen world, we all will eventually get sick and die.

God never gives up on His creation. He loves His creation and He sent His only begotten son Jesus to save the world. God wanted to restore what Adam and Eve had destroyed. Jesus conquered death by His resurrection. Our sins are forgiven by the price He paid on the cross.

Therefore, death can no longer conquer us. Jesus gave us victory. Even though we may die physically, we shall have eternal life in the Kingdom of God. Jesus restored what was broken. God loves us, and as our Father, always tries to fix the mess His children cause.

God is Holy and for us to live in His kingdom we must become Holy. Therefore, we must experience transformation from the old sinful self into a new righteous self. This is what rebirth is or being born again means. We must grow to become Christlike. The old Adam brought sin, the new Adam (Christ) saved us and restored our relationship and communion with God. May God bless you.


God of our fathers, you always treat us with leniency. Do not withdraw your mercy from us, but by the intercessions of our fathers, guide our life in peace. With the blood of your martyrs throughout the world, as if with purple and fine linen having been adorned, your Church through them cries out to you, Christ our God. Send down your mercies upon your people. Grant peace to your commonwealth, and to our souls your great compassion. Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto ages of ages. Amen. (from the Small Compline)


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