Beloved (Day 8, Wednesday)

February 21, 2021, By: Crossroads Church

Starter Prayer: God Who Meets Me at the Edge of Things: Help me allow your favor to fall on me like rain. Give me a vision living as the “beloved.” Make this identity Real to me.

Focus Word: Beloved

May the painting and commentary on Jesus’ Baptism from Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity open your eyes to something new today.

Be encouraged in your practice,

Katie Martinez


  • Read pages 9-10 of the devotional, Again & Again. The link is in every Journey email. If you’re not getting those, register here.
  • Re-read Mark 1:9-15.
  • Questions for journaling and spiritual conversation:
    • What surprises you about Garrity’s depiction of Christ in the piece “I Delight in You”?
    • Put yourself in the Baptism scene– as Christ, fellow “Baptizee” or John the Baptizer. What insights or desires do you have?
    • How can you keep the Focus Word or Starter Prayer with you today?


  • For daily texts with the Focus Word, Starter Prayer and link to these daily posts, text the word “lent” to 970-500-0970.
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This is part of Again & Again: Journey of Lent 2021 with Crossroads Church. The theme, devotional booklet, poetry and art is the work of the creative community of theologians and artists at A Sanctified Art. Crossroads is grateful for this resource!