Lenten Reflection for March 13

Scriptures for today

  • Psalm 121
Isaiah 51: 1-3
2 Tim. 1:3-7

Mountain photoI’ve never reflected on Lent before, but now seems like a good time to start. I’m using my 40 days of Lent to contemplate and plan my future. I know, I’m not asking for much.

I spend a lot of time online with the “meaningless talk” (1 Tim 1:6) of social media. Maybe you do too?

Instead of reading and believing the so-called knowledge from social media and the many Internet sources I consult each day, I’m going to take that time every day to let the spirit speak to me directly.

So, how will I do that?

Psalm 121 starts off beautifully with a clue to the answer:

“I lift up my eyes to the hills — from where will my help come? 
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”

Step 1 – Take a walk

Maybe this is a bit literal, but during Lent I will take a daily walk in the hills of Calgary, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the mountains too. On a walk it’s easy to think, plan and leave the troubles of your life behind.

Step 2 – Accept my blessings

While on my walk I need to remember where I came from, what I have accomplished, let God comfort me and,

“make my wilderness like Eden,
my desert like a garden,
and find joy, gladness and thanksgiving,
and not look for regrets.” (That’s my stretch of Isaiah 51:3).

I’m sure you’ll find your own message in these passages and I hope they help you on your own Lenten journey this year.   ♥

by Marlene Hielema

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