Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. – John 12:1-2
ASH WEDNESDAY: Today marks the first few hours of a forty-seven day journey to Easter. Over the next month and a half it is my intention to be a faithful pilgrim and a diligent disciple, and to share some insights along the way.
Yesterday the skies were dark and angry, but today all is clarity and light. I see this time of preparation for Easter as a constant, deliberate realignment, where we place ourselves more consciously in the proximity of Jesus as a discipline of love.
Each day I plan to feature one quote from my Lenten Devotional, REACHING TOWARD EASTER. Sometimes in a meme – above – and other times pasted into the text.
I pray that we will all experience a renaissance of faith, and faithfulness, over the coming weeks.
“Our journey through Lent serves as an invitation to align the heart of our spiritual nature with the regenerative heart of God, the Sustainer and Deliverer, to set our intention toward life and to align ourselves with the light.” (REACHING TOWARD EASTER, page 16)