Dear Church Family and Friends,
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent, the season to deepen our relationship with God through penitence, repentance, and prayer. During Lent we get back to the basics of our faith and spiritual discipline. In a way, it is a good time to focus on “being fully present with God” more intentionally while “doing God’s work” each day.
One of my favorite hymns “Take Time to Be Holy” has these words: “Take time to be holy, speak oft with thy Lord; abide in him always, and feed on his word. Take time to be holy, the world rushes on; spend much time in secret with Jesus alone. By looking to Jesus, like him you shalt be; thy friends in thy conduct his likeness shall be.”
During this Lenten season, in which we engage in forty-days of prayer and preparation for Easter, I am going to seek ways to walk closer with Jesus and learn to be more like him. And, I invite you to do the same and spend some quality time with Jesus each day.
Let us walk closer with Jesus during this holy Lenten season. God bless you now and always.
Grace and peace,