Are you longing for Jesus? Are you feeling disconnected, off or overwhelmed by the busyness of life?
As you enter the Lenten season, I pray you (and I) will allow this 40 day period leading up to Easter to be a time of acknowledging your longing and the communal love we have for Jesus, the grief we share in His death, leading up to the celebration of His sacrifice for each of us and resurrection.
Author Sarah Bessey writes,
“… I was longing for Jesus.
I wanted to be with people who loved Him, too.
I longed to remember Him,
to commune with Him,
to sit in His dust in the dark and in the light,
and to learn, as Jesus offered in Matthew 11:28-30,
how to live freely and lightly in the unforced rhythm of grace.”
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
– Matthew 11:28-30 NLT
May you seek His unforced rhythm of grace this Lenten season.