The lengthening of days and bright skies of March whisper of the spring to come. Lent will carry us to Easter once again. I am thoughtful that during the long dark months of winter, it is the penetrating light of Christ that has been our guide...his presence our stay.
I look forward to Lent because it calls us forward to newness as well as to remembrance. This is in fact the paradox of life and of our journey with Jesus. Another year unfolds like the opening petals of a tulip, revealing more than we can first see or imagine. Lent calls us to walk with Jesus through his ministry and to let the gospel goodness come to life in our lives. As we remember, we are refined and challenged and carried into newness; newness through Him who came to make us his own.
May these brighter, lengthening days reveal Christ’s presence to you. May the promise of new life engage your spirits and become your hope.
Psalm 51: 10, 12....Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me...Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit!"
Blessings in Christ,