Lent | 2.24.12
2 Timothy 4:1-5
“Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways;
According to Your love remember me, for You, Lord, are good.”
As we begin a new semester and enter into the season of Lent, we are reminded of our past, and we wonder what led us to this point in our lives. We remember the people, the places, and the decisions that have defined our journey thus far. Some will embrace their past, while
others will wish to make this year nothing like the one that preceded it. Most people will likely fall somewhere in the middle, thankful for the blessings of the past while hopeful for an even brighter future. We are reminded in Psalm 25 that the past mistakes of our youth do not define our lives. In our Father we find forgiveness, and in Him our future is bright from now through eternity. Our Lord is good, and he is always on our side. As we consider how we want to live in this new year, we can confidently rejoice that if we keep our Father first in our plans, our year will have His blessing. And what else do we need, but the goodness of our Lord?
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You can download the full Lent and Holy Week Devotional Guide at: http://www.belmont.edu/religion/files/lent-devotional-2012-final.pdf.