Day 11 – Journey to the Cross – Pastor Kevin Lautar

Hello First Family!


Today’s Code word is Cook.
This is a word that my mentor, Pastor Dennis, used to use on occasions where an idea would be introduced and he was not sure how to accomplish it. He would say, “Let’s let that cook for a while.”  The sentiment behind this usage is that we allow things to simmer in our spirit pondering opportunities and solutions to the ideas that are presented. O. S. Hawkins lists a few episodes in the life of Mary as she is a witness to the miraculous proclamation of the birth of Jesus, the  virgin birth and the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. In Luke 2:19, concerning the proclamation and angelic announcement, Mary “pondered” or mixed all of these things up in her heart and allowed them to “cook” in her spirit. On our Journey to the Cross it is beneficial for us to ponder or “allow to cook”  the life, ministry, and message of our Savior. We will begin to appreciate more the sacrifice that He made for us and allow it to impact our lives in a greater way.
Today’s verse is a great one to ponder and can be found at Matthew 25:23, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” Now, “let’s let that cook for a while.” See ya tomorrow on our Journey to the Cross.


Pastor Kevin

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