Saturday, March 3, 2012

Saturday of the First Week of Lent

Psalm 138Genesis 41:1-131 Corinthians 4:1-7Mark 2:23-3:6

We journey through Lent with purpose, remembering that we call upon the lord and he answers us; giving strength to our soul—especially in a time of darkness, and Lent is somewhat a time of darkness, a time of soul searching. We are called to be stewards of God’s mysteries, to give glory to God; again, even though we do not fully understand. We are called not to pronounce judgment before the Lord comes, for He will bring light to that which is hidden in darkness and disclose the purposes of the heart.

Then the question arises: What is the purpose of breaking the law—of picking grain or healing someone on the Sabbath? Yet Jesus asks, is it lawful to do good or to do harm? For it is in doing good—in simply following God’s call, in being good stewards of His mysteries— that we find His purpose fulfilled. Even during Lent, while we wait, perhaps in darkness, for the light of the resurrection and the coming of His light into our lives, His purpose for us is disclosed and there is allowance for healing as we journey towards the joy of Easter.
Journey with purpose
With God given strength
Stewards of God’s mysteries
Though we do not know the way

Journey with purpose
Fulfilled with God’s spirit
Waiting with hope
Though there may be darkness

Journey with purpose
With God’s light in our lives
Allowing for healing
Awaiting Easter joy
For the Lord will fulfill His purpose for us; even when we cannot see what that might be, even as we wait in hope of the resurrection, not sure of the way.
— Anne Cressin

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