Today is Ash Wednesday. Together may we journey together towards the cross. As we make our way to Easter, may we add in the spiritual practices needed to draw us closer to God and may we be brave enough to let go of the things that are obstacles. To aide in our prayer time and focus today, I share these words from Jan Richardson. Will You Meet Us? is based on Isaiah 58:9 – “You shall call, and the Lord will answer; you shall cry for help, and he will say, Here I am.”
Will you meet us in the ashes, will you meet us in the ache and show your face within our sorrow and offer us your word of grace:
That you are life within the dying, that you abide with the dust, that you are what survives the burning, that you arise to make us new.
And in our aching, you are breathing; and in our weeping, you are here, within the hands that bear your blessing, enfolding us within your love.
Blessings to you during this Lent season. I hope to see you tonight at our Drive-In service or on our YouTube channel at 7:00 pm. If you are looking for a Bible study during this season, I am leading a study based on the book called Savior by Magrey DeVega. Contact me for a Zoom link to the Wednesday night study, which begins next week.
Remember that God is enfolding us in love, Rev. Mary