Personal reflections: I must admit that I wasn't happy when this word appeared on the Lent journey list... Sometimes, I feel like the tree in the photograph (from Kayak Point County Park, Stanwood). Finding itself with the hillside given way, it is determined to stay rooted even though there is no ground beneath it (yet, its roots are holding onto the soil available to it). It seems impossible..., but as long as the soil remains; it too remains!
When life is difficult and challenges come my way, there are often times when I wonder how I can endure through much. Wouldn't it just be easier to let go? Give up? And yet, as the verse states above - God loves us so dearly that He have given us the Holy Spirit to fill our heart with His love! He has promised never to leave us or forsake. Ever. Strong words of great encouragement. I am reminded, once again, how much I am loved. You also are loved!
Lord, I pray that I am able to endure for the whole journey You have planned for my life here on earth. My life is in Your hands and I know I'm safe with You. Amen.