Lenten Devotion Week 1 (Ash Wednesday and following)
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” Colossians 3:23
In Lent, our task is to reach inwards and grasp at the meanings, to realize in our own hearts what is most important, and to live in humble grace as we accept with thanks the lessons we learn. Let us learn from each dream that dissolves into mist, from each castle in the sand that we recreate from those same mists. After all, it is not always that we know in the exact moment it happens the importance of any single event in our life—but through Lenten reflection we are given that chance to look back at the accumulation of events, pause, and then take the next step forward. In that moment, we pray: Christ go before us, Christ come after us, Christ walk with us, every step of the way.
Someone once wrote: “Life unfolds like the opening of a flower…each moment bringing its own kind of beauty.”
This week, watch for the unfolding moments of beauty, then give God thanks and praise for such a gift.