In our obedience lies the joy and celebration that grows out of our relationship with God and the people in our lives.
Lent is a time of reflection, devotion and sometimes struggle.
For in the time when we celebrate living through a plague, we are living through a plague ourselves.
Leaning in again on these lyrics and these passages to help guide my understanding of death and the promised life that follows.
We will rise from the valley of the dry bones, filled with the breath of life, and trust that God’s love will endure forever.
Maybe I should stop reading the news articles about the mortality rate of COVID-19, or how people are dying alone in Italy. The power of death in the face of our current global pandemic has never seemed closer and more real.
In what ways are we blind?
May we learn to see each other with the eyes of God.
I may walk in the valley of darkness for far longer than I want to, but God will still be by my side. God will not leave me.
I hope that this lent we are able to reflect on the brokenness in our lives, and drink in the living water of God that reconciles and refines in our times of tribulation.