Light three candles.
God wants people to live a full life. And the only way we can is by following his instructions. So he gave us his Word, his written Word, to make very clear to us where our life comes from and how we can keep it.
BUT again and again we think our ideas are better than God’s. And we turn from life to death.
1. Read the passages above slowly. (Click on the passages for the link.)
2. Linger with them quietly.
3. Ask God what He is saying to you and how He invites you to respond.
4. Write out or say a prayer back to Him.
5. Thank Him for His message to you today.
Snuff out one candle. Do not light again until Easter Sunday.
Hold on, it gets better… His rescue plan would change history forever. He would bring justice for you and me.
More reflections to come…
Sources: Some of my own and some adapted from Noel Piper, http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/lenten-lights