Thoughts: The English queen called Bloody Mary reigned from 1553 to 1558. Mary grew up knowing that her father, Henry VIII, had wanted a son. She made a loveless marriage with Spanish King Philip II. She had no children. She persecuted non-Catholics, burning over 300 Protestant leaders at the stake. The English navy lost its claim to Cadiz, England’s last holding in Spain.
Shortly before her death, Mary murmured, “If you open my heart you will find two words written there: Philip and Cadiz.”
In today’s scripture, God announces that He will make a new covenant with Israel. He will write His law in the people’s hearts. “I will be their God, and they shall be my people.”
Discussion: What two words would you say are written on your heart?
Activity: God will be at Troy First United Methodist Church this Sunday. Will you?
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