Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 07 March 2023 (Lent 2, Tuesday) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 126
- Psalm 127
- Psalm 143
- Genesis 21:1–21
- Mark 6:35–56
- Formula of Concord: Solid Declaration, II, 9–13
Today we commemorate Perpetua and Felicitas, Martyrs. In the third century AD, Roman Emperor Septimus Severus forbade converting to Christianity. Among the many who disobeyed his edict were Perpetua and Felicitas, a noblewoman and her maidservant. During their imprisonment, they witnessed to others in prison, even the jailer, who himself became a Christian. Executed on 07 March 203, Perpetua and Felicitas are remembered for the firmness of their faith — even unto death.