In my mind today, I am thinking about deserts and Lent. It is now 16 days into our "Lenten Desert." In the beginning, we decided to walk the narrow path for these 40 days. How's it going? Are you giving time, talent, and treasure to the least around you? Are you sowing seeds of forgiveness? Are you examining your heart?
Lent is our time for forgiveness and renewal. A reflection time to take a look at where we are in our Earthly journey. This is the hardest part: accepting our short-comings. You can only change when you accept and understand these "warts." We are all a work in progress as we journey to our spiritual life.
So far this Lent has been so full of gifts of love that I do not feel as if I am in a desert. So many answered prayers for so many family and friends. Treasured days with my grandchildren. Spring break with my youngest at home. Carefree days with my son and my husband. Cherished visits with my sweet mom who has ALZ, but remembers ME! We laughed until we cried more than once. Renewal of old friendships and fruitful new friends. My wonderful students at church and also my Bible club friends have blessed me immensely. I just don't feel worthy of the love but I know in my heart how much God loves me. Guess what students? He loves you too! He wants to bless you ALL the time. This Lent, let Him. Yes, it's homework! Every single day is treasured time, every second can be used for either evil or good. Start today and make good choices!
Sarah Anderson Alley
Sal the Lent Loving Gal
Quotes for the Day:
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.
Dwight L. Moody
Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.