This past Sunday John preached on how Jesus fought off the tempter using scripture. His sermon was
As we approach Easter and the cosmos-upending life and death of Christ it is good to pause. The Lenten Season is that brief measure. I am thrilled to embrace the more liturgical practice of Lent; the denial of something you super enjoy for 40 days. What?
That from which we abstain for these 40 days gives insight into what we treasure. I find that if nothing else Lent forces my soul into recalibration. As I miss my chocolate, glass of wine, sweets, TV, cursing, critical spirit, social media or shopping, I remind myself that nothing is worth as much to me as my Jesus.
While I Jones for a frickin’ Chardonnay cupcake I saw an ad on TV for, could buy and Tweet about, I have my micro-Bible to focus on. How quickly God caulks our empty spaces if we will but create them.