This Lenten journey has become even more difficult for me with the COVID-19 pandemic. I am sad and confused. I miss seeing my kids and grandkids, and especially my “Sadie hugs”. I also miss being with my church family. Yes, we can connect through texts, phone calls, and Facebook, but it is not the same.
Even when I seem to stumble and fall, and wonder why do I feel this way? I know that God is always by my side. God is ALWAYS with me. For me, Lent means –
L – Love
Love one another as Christ has loved us! (John 15:12)
E – Encourage
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
N – Never give up….Keep the faith.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)
T – Trust
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Easter is April 12th and marks the end of the 40 days of Lent. So as we continue this journey through Lent may we all find comfort in our Risen Lord!