today we remember that we are imperfect.
that during the past year, we’ve fallen short.
that we are simply dust that has been breathed on by God.
that God desires to breathe on us again.
today marks the beginning of 40 days.
for 40 days the rains fell on Noah.
for 40 years, Israel wandered.
for 40 days, Jesus himself was prepared for ministry.
God is doing a new thing.
the Time has come, and the Kingdom is near
we turn away from ourselves
we turn toward God.
for Jesus, a new ministry.
for Israel, a new and promised land.
for Noah, a new covenant between God and all of creation.
for us and our families, a new creation.
May we begin anticipating God’s Easter movement anew…