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.
We have 35+ appetites ready to take the place of our need for God and a 24/7/365 consumer culture ready to sate them.
Isaiah 55 extends an invitation to abundant life, though that abundant life remains elusive. We know that our thoughts are not the Lord’s thoughts, our ways are not the Lord’s ways. The Lord’s ways and thoughts are higher, like the heavens.
Do we sit in our wilderness, thirsting without action? Or does our thirst make way for action?
May Christ’s renewing light be evident to you as you reflect on the Lenten texts and devotionals this week. Be willing to “compost” in the dark and wait for rejuvenating life and light.
Paul has discovered that when we look upon the body as the agent of service to God and God’s creation, we will look upon our own bodies as transformed and glorious.
Though I will stumble
God’s presence will bring me truth
Why then shall I fear?
What stories do you tell yourself and others about the world we live in? How are you opening yourself to the ways God wants to reframe these stories? Are you choosing the Story of Light and Love?
God’s light in our lives may not always be obvious to us – and that’s okay.
Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness is a strange story to 21st century ears.