January 29

Lent is around the corner.  In preparing for that season, I was reviewing studies.  One study was light hearted and even fun- for Lent?  The author argued that we should be joyful in a season dedicated to growing closer to Jesus. How right he is!  Growing closer to Jesus should be as enticing and joyful as growing closer to anyone we love and who loves us.  We usually feel trepidation, though, maybe even fear.  Getting closer to Jesus will ask something of us and we prefer to give on our own terms, as much as and what we want to give.

Gracious and loving Savior, please help us to yearn for you.  Help us to yearn to be the person you want us to be and to give ourselves totally into your care.  Amen.

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