Lent | 3.29.12

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Deuteronomy 16:1-8
Philippians 2:1-11

Deuteronomy 16:1-8 focuses on Passover. We are asked to remember when God led the Israelites out of Egypt to the Promised Land.

This passage causes me to think about how I have been saved by God, and how I am continually renewed by Him.

A dear friend of mine, now an Episcopal chaplain, told me the story of her journey to get to know God. My friend struggled to know Him because she wanted “proof” of their relationship. One of her friends told her that she had her back to the most beautiful sunset in the world—and that she just needed to turn around to see it.

“Prove it,” my friend said.

“If you just turn around, it will prove itself,” was the answer.

I think of her story often and I realize that I need to keep turning around to see God’s beauty and grace—to see how God continually lifts me up and how he saves me in times of distress. Even more, I am reminded that I need to show my love to God by serving others.

During Lent, remember that God is always ready for you to turn around and let the view prove itself.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 118:1).

Annie Mitchell
Director of University Marketing and Special Initiatives

You can download the full Lent and Holy Week Devotional Guide at: http://www.belmont.edu/religion/files/lent-devotional-2012-final.pdf

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