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Shaped by God - Lenten Devotional 2017

The Season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1
Rev. Emily Wright, Senior Associate Pastor, Roswell Presbyterian Church

Yet, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. - Isaiah 64:8 (NRSV)

The purpose of the season of Lent is for a follower of Christ to intentionally take time to reflect on Jesus' life and journey to the cross, and eventually his death. This Lenten devotional is a tool to help people reflect on this journey.

The theme for this year's devotional is Shaped by GodChurch members and staff of all ages have offered to us part of their faith story where they feel God has shaped them. Each of these stories demonstrates incredible vulnerability, honesty, and faith.

My prayer is for these stories to speak to our own stories, challenging and encouraging us as a people of faith to see how we have been shaped by God.

Additionally, you will find some days where you are encouraged to read Scripture and reflect. This comes from our Lectionary which divides the Bible into reading segments over a course of three years.

You can sign-up now to receive information and updates about Lent 2017 at RPC, including these daily devotionals. To receive messages via text, text @rpclent to 81010 or sign-up online at to receive text and/or email notifications. We will also be posting these daily devotionals to the RPC Facebook page. Hard copies are available at RPC.