Lenten Blessings

Feb 27, 2020

The Scripture

Mark 9:33-35

33 Then {Jesus and the disciples} came to Capernaum; and when he {Jesus}was in the house he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the way?” 34 But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. 35 He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.”

Greetings Church Family,

It is hard to believe we are now in the season of Lent. By the time you read this letter, Easter will be less than 40 days away. This time leading up to Easter is a special time: a holy time.  It is a time to prayerfully look inward and seek the truth about what needs to change, what needs to be forgotten, or what needs to be embraced so we can continue forward in the quest for spiritual maturity. This quest for spiritual maturity requires intentional time of quiet and introspection, a time to put aside earthly desires and turn our hearts to Jerusalem to discover God’s desires.

But know that we are not alone in this Lenten journey as Jesus leads the way for us. We remember that Jesus was led by the Spirit led into the wilderness. The Spirit of God wanted him to enter the dry, barren land to be tested and challenged. You might wonder just why…why this solitary journey into the desert. It was for a reason, an important reason. Jesus needed to be tested in order to be strengthen and empowered to discover for himself that he is indeed was the Son of God, born to serve God’s people with humility and love.

I invite you to a holy Lenten journey, a time to be tested and challenged so you too will discover for yourself God’s transformative love. It is a love that will prepare you to live out your life with humility and love. And so the journey begins…

Lenten Blessings,

Pastor Barbara