Sunday 4th week of Lent
We are halfway through the most unique Lent I've ever experienced. I miss Mass, the celebration of the Eucharist. I miss participating with the body of Christ, the church. This is indeed an experience of the 'wilderness'.
But all is not lost, I read in the book of Hosea 1:16- "Therefore, I will allure her now; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak persuasively to her."
We are drawn into the wilderness not to experience death but to rediscover the tender heart of God and so I quiet myself and listen for his loving and assuring words. It is a chance to fall in love with him again.
..."On that day—oracle of the LORD- You shall call me “My husband,” and you shall never again call me “My baal.” Hosea 1:18
Let this unique Lent be one in which you draw closer to God.
The Season of Lent is a special time for us to slow down, look inward and make the necessary changes to truly become an Easter people.