It’s the season of Lent, and we’ve got it all wrong. It isn’t about repentance. It isn’t about doing something to atone for our wrongdoings. It isn’t about us at all. No, it’s about the one who atoned for us, the one who died for us while we were yet sinners, the one who rushes out to welcome us home with open arms and rejoices every time he finds us wandering down the road. ~Lee Koontz
For me Lent is as Koontz points out, not about me. It’s not about what I gave up, or what spiritual discipline I’ve added. Lent, like all our our lives of faith is not about what we do, rather it’s about God. God who is gracious acting and active in our world and lives each day. I pray this Lent for pauses along the way to experience the thin places where I get “God-bumps” (goose bumps of faith a CPE colleague taught me about several years ago) and feel, see or experience God. I give thanks for the One who is and was and will be as I journey to the cross… grateful when the waters are parted, because I need thee every hour.
Wishing you Lenten blessings + God-bumps along the way!