John 5:17–30


Jesus teaches, “The Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he himself does” (Jn 5:20). Our Lord reveals his unique relationship with his Father, and his message is clear: He acts in perfect unity with the Father’s will. For us though, we must constantly work to conform our will to the Father’s. We must abandon our plans and surrender to God’s designs continually. Even in those moments when suffering makes it difficult to believe in God’s plan for our goodness, we can have confidence in the Father’s will, for his Son defeated sin and death.


Lord Jesus, during this Lenten season, may we seek to understand the profound unity between you and the Father. Help us embrace the Father’s will so we can live in harmony with his divine plan. Amen.


Take a walk around your neighborhood today or someplace where you can enjoy nature. Marvel at God’s power, which orders and governs all things.

We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow.