“You are precious and honored in my sight, and… I love you” Isaiah 43:4
Well one week of Lent has come and gone. Can you believe it?! You’re survived two whole days without eating meat. High five!
You will face temptations this Lent that will go beyond breaking a fast or eating chocolate. As adults, we all face spiritual attacks that can blur our vision of Christ and the mission He has for our life. But be not afraid because Christ is calling you into the desert or into a mountaintop this Lent to help gain or regain His vision and mission for you.
Spend some time with Him, spend time gazing upon the cross, meditating on Christ’s love for you. When we look at the cross, we have to learn to look again and again, seeing more and more each time that we turn our eyes and hearts and minds to it. If we want to change for the better, we must find healing in our hearts.
He’ll reassure you that you are courageous enough through His power to face any challenge, that you’re strong enough to pick up the cross and that your sacrifices will draw you closer to Him. Therefore, trust in Him, He came to forgive us of our sins. I can trust that His face is shinning upon me and you, all we have to do is look.
He Loves us! I don’t think I can get tired of repeating that! He is a kiss to the one who betrays Him. He does not break anyone; He breaks Himself. He does not shed the blood of anyone; He sheds His own blood. He does not sacrifice anyone; He sacrifices Himself.
On the cross, Christ shows us that His love has no bounds. Christ shows us that our suffering has a purpose. That no matter what happens, He has conquered it all. Death is not the end. Our suffering has merit for eternal life. The cross is the avenue in which He chose to redeem us. That is the avenue in which we are called to mediate and imitate.
“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24
Fabiola Navichoque – Writer, unparalleled love