If you have stopped following the news recently, I understand. In case you missed it…the Penguins forgot how to play hockey over the weekend. But more urgently: the Corona virus is not going away, yet. A bitter and divisive election is raising anxiety and blood pressure. The stock market is gyrating. The headlines incite more anxiety. Not to mention what may be going on in our personal lives and the lives of our families.
The good news of the gospel – we will be ok. Paul writes, “for we walk by faith not by sight.” Lenten disciplines deepen our faith. Praying leads to peace. Bible study leads to courage. Fasting reveals our dependency on God. Worship focuses our spirit.
We will be OK. We can thrive, for God does not give us a timid and fearful spirit - “Keep alert, stand firm in your faith, be courageous, be strong.”
Practice the disciplines of Lent. Grace and peace everyone!