Read John 8:21-32
Once again I did not get up early enough to get my Lenten devotional practices completed before it was time to meet the needs of my daughter and her family, who will be living with us for several weeks, during this transitional phase in their lives. Strangely enough, I did not feel my usual guilt over that failure. As I pondered this odd situation, John 8:29 came to mind: “. . . . The Father has not left me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.” Unlike Jesus to whom the verse refers, I do not always do the things that please God. Puzzled as to why this verse had meaning for me in the light of my devotional lapse, I finally realized that love and sacrifice are the focus of Lent, which is reflected more in my efforts with my family than in my extra readings.
(c) 2015 Dorothy Castle