In the morning let us prepare for the new day with the words of the New Testament and in the evening let us reflect on how God moves in the lives of his people.
Morning Reading from the New Testament: John 19: 23-42
The soldiers took Jesus and crucified him. He said, “It is finished.” He gave up his spirit. A soldier pierced his side with a spear.
Evening Reading from the Old Testament: Ezra 1-2
Cyrus said, “Let the LORD’s people go up to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.” He gave the articles from the temple to Sheshbazzar.
The exiles returned to Judah with Zerubbabel. A total of 42,360 people returned. The heads of families gave offerings for the temple.