This Lenten season, my heart is overwhelmed with the thought that with the crises we are in as a Nation, people are losing sight of doing the work of God. It is easy to get caught up in making sure there is plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, Clorox wipes, water, etc., and forget about being servants. The work and will of God must continue.
This season we are reminded of the events leading up to and the crucifixion of Christ. The very people that celebrated him would be the same ones to reject and crucify him. Like Christ, when amid a crowd, whether it is people, a trial, or tribulation that seeks to take our life, we must stand on the promise that we can call on our God and he will bring us calm and comfort.
Yes, we are in a pandemic. There is nothing wrong with preparation. Nevertheless, Christ is returning! A pandemic will not change that. This is what I feel is
important for people to understand. Hebrews 9:28 reminds us that “Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him”.
As I fast and pray during this time, I am constantly asking God to show me what it is I need to be doing. I do not want to get so caught up in the everyday chaos that I miss an opportunity to do his will. I want to be a better disciple for him. It is my prayer that I may say or do something that will bring others to Christ.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
Deacon Thedortis Henderson