Lent 4?

Well folks how is your Lent going?

I am doing okay with the comfort eating but obviously not so well with the reflective blogging!  Not that I haven’t been reflecting.  In fact there is so much to reflect on at the moment that my head is spinning.  And time is something that has become so filled up I haven’t had time to blog.  I have just uploaded some documents and trying to put the service together for Sunday.  We have also had a painter in, and moved bedrooms around and the whole house is in a guddle.  No room is exempt apart from the bathrooms. 

I don’t know about you but I don’t like clutter.  It just gets in the way.  But I do like the clean feeling when it is all tidied up.  And the great thing about a big mess is the feeling is increased.  Lent is a time when we are to declutter – our homes, our lives and especially our spiritual lives.  Over the months we pick up baggage – doubts, criticisms, and niggles that eat away at our faith.  Lent is a time to let go of the burdens we have collected whilst seeking healing, forgiveness and guidance.  In the desert Jesus would have prayed and thought about his 30 years in the family home and business.  He too had to let go in order to take up. 

I hope that you find time during Lent to let go and take up God’s offer of mercy and renewal. 

Psalm 139: 23-24 Investigate my life, O God, 
      find out everything about me; 
   Cross-examine and test me, 
      get a clear picture of what I’m about; 
   See for yourself whether I’ve done anything wrong— 
      then guide me on the road to eternal life.  The Message

God bless you in your letting go and taking up.

Love Sarah

Leave a Reply