Station 3: Direction
Jesus went up on a mountain and began to teach them… Matthew 5:1-2
On a grassy slope overlooking the Sea of Galilee (illustrated by this mural), Jesus directed his followers to a life worth living.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3-10
Where do Jesus’ teachings challenge you? To what sort of transformation do you think God might be calling you?
Ask God to grow in you the character and attitudes Jesus said are “blessed.” Life is a bit repetitive here.
About the Art
Phil Epp has a sense that part of his task as an artist is to carry on the values of the land. Hailing from a family of farmers, he grew up in Nebraska. His family treasured the land, as he does. His clear affection for his subject matter radiates in his soothing artwork.