Lent Reflections 2013-3

Psalm 63:1–8 O God … I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1) A student once defined “yearning” as meaning “wanting something so badly it hurts.” The teacher affirmed the student, “that’s right – it has … [Read more…]

Lent Reflections 2013-2

Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 [God said], ‘Look toward heaven and count the stars … So shall your descendants be. (Genesis 15:5) Some things in life seem well beyond our grasp. We want … and yet we fear we can never have or achieve. Yet God promises amazing things, the seemingly impossible. Abram and Sarai were well … [Read more…]

Lent Reflections 2013-1

Deuteronomy 26:1–11 [God] brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, with a terrifying display of power, and with signs and wonders; (Deuteronomy 26:8) Sometimes as we go about our daily living we can forget how we got to where we are. Most especially, we can forget that God has … [Read more…]