This Wednesday was Ash Wednesday according to the church calendar. It is the beginning of what main line churches call the season of Lent. The word LENT comes from an old Anglo-Saxon word meaning “springtime,” and Lent is an excellent time for spring-cleaning, for renewal and recommitment, for throwing out the old which needs to be discarded, and for growing in new directions, pointing ourselves more directly to the light of Christ.
Marion Aldridge says, “Lent became an occasion of confession and repentance for all believers.” Many use to look at Lent as a negative experience - a time of giving something up such as a meal, drinks, ice cream or some activity. I would like to challenge you to view this as a positive time in your life by adding to your spiritual diet. You may want to visit the sick, increase your daily Bible readings, contribute to some mission cause such as world hunger relief, read some writings about the Life of Jesus, etc. Use this time to draw close to Christ and share His hope with everyone you meet!
- Pastor Randy
"Rooted and Grounded In Love" - Eph. 3:17