Erase our pasts, and it becomes difficult to understand who we are. Or does it?
As we focus on Jesus this week and the unexpected twist, let’s remember that even though Jesus was on his way to his death, he continued to find people.
Being lost scares us. But, perhaps we need to get lost.
We read that to be in Christ is to “become the righteousness of God.” “Become” hardly implies a one-and-done task, but rather a process that likely involves a life-long series of tasks to work toward a larger goal.
Psalm 32:9 encourages us to “not be like a horse or a mule, without understanding, whose temper must be curbed with bit and bridle,” but how do we become unbridled?
In this season of Lent, we claim this story as our story, and are blessed by it.
A new leaf makes room for revision. A new story. A new life.
What does it mean to repent?
In spite of our struggles, we are assured of God’s constant love and presence with us, as we cling together to Christ throughout our journey of faith.
When I read Psalm 63, I feel grounded in the long, arching narrative of God’s people living in the world. The scriptures, and this psalm in particular, have been part of the human story for thousands of years.