“Trust in the Lord, and do good.” -Psalm 37:3
The season of Lent is nearly upon us. This is the stretch of time in the liturgical year when we prepare for Easter. The 40 days of Lent hold the echos of Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness. And so often we use the coming weeks as a time of fasting and reflection. Most of us would not choose a wilderness season. The starkness, the pruning, the longing are all uncomfortable feelings.
Yet we know that there is a rhythm to life. No one stage is enduring. Seasons change, each bringing its own beauty and meaning.
We hope this Epiphany season has been one of light, hope and revelation. And, that the things you have discovered and nurtured in these weeks will sustain you in the coming season.
The Psalm for this week is a blessing for us all. There are many imperatives listed here. Receive these words as invitations to a life-giving way of being. Experience this as a commissioning as we move into the next:
Do not fret because of the wicked;
do not be envious of wrongdoers,
for they will soon fade like the grass,
and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him, and he will act.
He will make your vindication shine like the light,
and the justice of your cause like the noonday.
Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him;
**If you have the Epiphany Comfort Kit, place the sticker in a place that will remind you of the hope and blessing of this season of reflection and awakening.
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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.