Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Be Merciful, O Lord, for We Have Sinned

Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent is always a very special time for me.  Perhaps because my Lord has always been so forgiving of me.  There have been several times in my life when I have pushed Him away because I wanted to do things my way instead of His way.  I would leave Him for a few hours, days, months and one time years.  And then I would live my life my way which resulted in much discontent for me and much unhappiness for those I love and who love me in return.

But each time that I left my Lord in my wicked youth and childhood, when I returned He welcomed me into His loving embrace and we began again where we left off in my infancy of faith.  He never left me.  He stood by and allowed me to stumble and fall and when I crawled back to Him.....He raised me up.  How can I sing enough praise to such a good and loving God!!!

So this time of year is when I reflect on His goodness and His love.  A love so deep that He allowed himself to suffer tremendously, die a hideous death and rise in glory to save our sinful souls.  How great is our God!!

I am Thriving at Home.  You can too.  Please join us.


  1. Where is lent in the Bible? It's not!

    1. No, that true. The custom of Lent is not found in the bible but the practice of repentance and mourning in ashes can be found in Samuel, Job, Daniel and Matthew.
      It is just a way that some Christians, including me, use to honor God and draw closer to him at this time of year.
      Lent actually means Spring, so I wish you a Happy Spring and I thank you for stopping by to visit.

  2. We really have no clue as to how far away we've wandered from God until we come back. Thankfully, he's always there to welcome us!


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