Sometimes there is little to do but to remind ourselves and one another of the great affirmations of our faith; old familiar verses of scripture such as the 23rd psalm:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures.
He leadeth me besides still waters.
He restoreth my soul.
He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name’a sake.
Yeah though I walk through the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me.
To hear again that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Lent reminds us that Jesus has gone before us into the dark valley. He is the pioneer and perfector of our faith. He will not leave us orphaned; his peace he gives us. “Be not afraid,” he said. “Believe in God, believe also in me.” Believe that he knows what he’s talking about, having seen the darkness up close and personal.
When the rubber hits the road, let us remember that the Lord is our rock.
Lord Jesus, wherever we find ourselves, no matter how deep the darkness, help us to remember that you have been there before us. When we find ourselves rocked by the storms of life, let us hear again your strong word that calms the waters. Remind us once more that we are in your arms, come what may. Amen.