We can associate Lent with being stark, serious and solemn and Lent is all of these things but I find myself through Lent also in praise and worship of God because as I reflect on my human frailty I see my need for God. I get a glimpse through Lent of just how amazing God is.
Through Lent we discover that we are not abandoned. We are not left to our own devices but as I say at the end of every one of our television programs, “God is never far from you.”
Have you stopped recently and counted your blessings. No not your friend or colleagues blessings but your blessings.
When I have done this through Lent I discover how much God is at work in my life and loves me. I realise that I need God and without Him life is much less and lacks the fullness of peace, joy and purpose.
Our blessings lead us to greater belief. When we count our blessings it can cause us to say to God forgive me for my lack of trust in you. All along you have been at work in my life. In you I trust.
ACTION: What have you been blessed with? Have you thanked God for those blessings?
GOSPEL READING: Mark 1:12-15
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