Scripture: Genesis 9: 8-17
Key Verse: Genesis 9:9: “…as for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you…”

God made a covenant with the world through Noah that He would never again destroy the earth by a flood. By doing this, God’s love and grace was given to us. God did not limit His grace to one certain group of peoples, but extended it to everyone and everything.

We, of course, see this love again through the life of Jesus Christ. Jesus did not come to earth to save one specific group of individuals, but he came for all people. As we see in John 3:17, God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. Through Jesus we can all be renewed and saved.

As we reflect this Lenten season on the life of Jesus, let us remember that His acts and ultimate sacrifice were to show the love that God has for all the world. May each of us share in, and pass on, the love that God gave to us through His covenants and His son.

Prayer: Almighty and loving God, we stand in awe of You and are thankful for the love you have for each of us. No matter how small we may feel at times, You are constantly there with us reminding us of the love and grace You gave to Your world. Let us be ever mindful of the acts and sacrifice Your Son Jesus Christ made, so that each of us might have a personal relationship with You. May You grant us the power each day to keep You alive in this world. In the name of our loving Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen

Carol Kirven ( from the 2018 Lenten Devotional)