Sunday Reading Reflection

He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. —Acts 4:11

April 22, 2018
th Sunday of Easter

Acts 4:8-12 • 1 John 3:1-2 • John 10:11-18

Life has a way of throwing us many curve balls. We think one thing is going to happen, and in the next moment it has gone exactly the opposite way. When we walk with the Lord these things can happen, too. Things look one way on the surface, but underneath God’s plan is bigger than what our own eyes can see. He often takes bad things and makes good out of them, if we allow him to. Jesus was a great example of this. His life looked like a failure. He came to spread love and forgiveness and was killed for it. But his death and resurrection became the foundation of the Church we are a part of over 2000 years later. Our God is amazing!

Lord, thank you for always having the “big picture,” beyond what our eyes can see. Give us the faith to always trust in your plan for our lives.

Can you remember a time when something seemed to turn out wrong, but later you realized that God’s plan was even better than what you had in mind?



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