May I ask, when did every season of the year become busy? Growing up it seemed that there were only two busy times – back-to-school and Christmas. The rest of the year was ordinary and slow.
It’s only February, nothing important has happened for two months, and yet I feel like I am gasping for rest. Even when I have restful times, I’m not truly resting. My mind is jumping to the next chore, project, or event.
And yet here we are, at the beginning of Lent, and my mind barely remembers to stop and see the Cross looming ahead of me. Today my toddler looked up at the Cross that hangs on the wall in our foyer. She said, “Jesus’ Cross”, which sounds just like “Jesus Christ”, and I said to her, “Yes, yes, that is Jesus’ Cross. And guess what’s coming soon?” I had yet to tell my daughter, on the first year she understands, about Easter.
But friends, Easter’s coming. It’s ahead of us. And this is the time to stop and rest, kneeling at the foot of the Cross, asking God for forgiveness and thanking Him for sending His Son, the One who makes that forgiveness possible.
A Lot of Prayer
It’s not beyond me to see what happening here. If there’s any time of the year for us to be distracted it would be when Jesus became Savior. Satan loves that my eyes are off of the Cross and on myself instead. The further my posture wavers from kneeling and bowed, the less significant the Cross becomes to me.
Today let’s pray for rest. Let’s pray for postures kneeling and bowed at the foot of the Cross.
And a Little Encouragement
Some great reads from this week!
The Case for Fewer Friends from Relevant.com
Confessions of a Former Erotica Author from Authentic Intimacy – Guess who the author is? Francine Rivers!