We are about to be experiencing Lent, that 40 day period of looking more seriously into who we are as God’s people. We begin this journey with Jesus to his cross on Wednesday, March 6th as we share our Ash Wednesday services at both 3pm and 7pm. We will continue the Lenten journey each Wednesday as we gather for worship at 7pm.
The journey of the Christian life is of course bigger than a 40 day season. We are called to live it each day as we continue in faith our whole lives long. It is Jesus who says, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12) With Jesus as our guide, we will not get lost in the darkness as we follow day to day!
Of course no journey would be successful without sustenance! Refreshment and nourishment is necessary for this journey of faith and so we grow as we feed on God’s good word to strengthen us all the way. The Bible says, “Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation..." (1 Peter 2:1-3) God’s word is spiritual food and drink to his people!
This Lenten season I encourage you to feed frequently on your God’s word! Worship with God’s people regularly and find time to pray and read his word in your day to day! This is how we grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior and continue to look him all the way to the journey’s end!