A New Beginning…

The first day of the Lenten season has ended and yet another day has begun.  In reflecting on what I’ve read and contemplated on today, one series of verses in particular seems to strike home:

2Cr 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2Cr 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.

2Cr 4:17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2Cr 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

I am reminded in these readings I was led to today that many times we are living in darkness, yet don’t fully understand its depth.  Only studying in God’s Word and meditating on it can we begin to shed light on those darkened areas of our lives.

There are going to be days where we find ourselves burdened with the care and concerns of this world.  There will be those times when we feel like giving up and throwing in the towel.  There are times when what we see before us offers few promises of getting any better.

But our God is the great “I am.”  He is by our side even during the darkest of hours to lead us to where He would have us to be in His name.

Our transformation is something that takes time,,, something that doesn’t come easily and may involve much pain… But the end result of what God is working within us is that we fill in those darkened areas of our lives with God’s love and light.  He knows where we go and what we do and understands that we are human and therefore imperfect.

That’s a part of what the Lenten season is all about for me… Finding those areas of my life that I need to work on and attempting to apply what I read each day to illuminate my thoughts to what God would have them to be.  I have a long way to go and I realized that today as I moved along the hours of the day.

Patient progress, not perfection as they say.

Until tomorrow, may we all rest in the peace of God, which passes all human understanding…
David Lee

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Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

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