Isaiah 42:1-9; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11; Psalm 36:5-11(7)
As we come to the end of the Lenten season, our texts remind us that we are preparing for something new: – A new way of bringing justice – A new covenant – A new tent Sometimes when I am surrounded by night, it can be impossible to imagine my life being any other way. I’m so caught up in my own sadness or anxiety or fear that I can’t even fathom a time that I won’t be.
The thing is, these nighttimes never last — they’re a season like any other. And this season of Lent gives way to the miracle of Easter, a time that brings new insight every year. I often wonder if Easter and the beauty of spring would be as meaningful if it was not preceded by a time of bleak Lenten winter.
Great Creator, thank you for walking besides us through the days and nights, the winters and springs, the good and bad of our lives. Guide us to new paths, that we may live our lives in a way that glorifies you. Amen.