It is hard to believe that I have been here at Zion for over a year now and that we have begun yet another Lenten season in preparation for an Easter celebration. I believe both of these events call for reflection.
As I look back over the past year, I am torn between being thrilled at where we have come in a year and being disturbed that we haven’t come far enough.
As I begin to consider Lent, the feelings are much the same. I am blessed in so many ways, but I still struggle to be the man that God wants me to be.
God however, is never torn. He is never confused as to which path to take. He has already taken the path that leads to the cross. There was never any doubt as to whether it was worth it. There was never a moment that he wished he wouldn’t have. His love for you and for me is never in question. We may question it in our weaker moments, but he never will.
As you begin to ponder his sacrifice this Lent, I pray that God will bless you in ways that you couldn’t have imagined. As you grow in his love, remember that it is a gift that he gladly gave to save you. I hope you will join us for sermons on prayer this Lenten season and that your prayer life would reach new heights.
As we together consider the days ahead here at Zion, I pray that God would lead us to serve him in our homes, in our community, and around the world. May his love for us motivate us to reach out beyond our current comfort level and stretch us to serve him boldly.