Lent Devotional Easter Sunday: The Beginning at the End
The Beginning at the End!
Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
We started this Lenten devotional experience as a journey. The purpose of the journey was to prepare us for a new experience of resurrection that culminates on Easter Sunday and continues as we journey with Christ.
So, here is my final word….
In one of Tim Keller’s more recent books called “Prayer” he quotes Flannery O’Connor. She says this, “Dear God, I cannot love you the way I want to. You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon… what I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge myself by the shadow that is nothing. I do not know you God because I am in the way.”
I hope one of the things that we have learned and realized in this Lenten journey is how to get out of the way so God can be present in and with us. Hopefully, we have had the opportunity to re-orient ourselves out of self-absorption to where we have heard God in the stillness of our quite time. My prayer for you is that you continue to experience joy in Christ as you claim and live as a resurrection follower of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Remember this… Christ is risen! God Bless you!
II Timothy 2:2