Thursday, March 24, 2011

one month to go!

I just looked at the calender and realized it is the 24th of March. Exactly one month until Easter. In some ways that seems long - but we know it will be here before we blink. Life has a way of doing that - flying by even when we think we have all the time in the world.

Twenty four is a nice number - it is even and two also divides nicely into four. I like nice even numbers. I don't know why - something within me feels peaceful when I see a nice number divisible by 2. Maybe because math was hard for me and 24 seems like a good number to work with. Much better than say 13 or something.

My life is like that - I like things to feel good and right. I like it when things are smooth and easy. But let's face it - that is seldom the case. If I have learned anything in my over 42 years on this planet it is that if things are great - just wait a minute. There WILL be a crisis. It is inevitable. I would like to think I am getting better at handling those... but sometimes I still find myself flat on my butt with the rug pulled out from under me.

So, one more month of Lent. Wonder where we will be? Wonder if we will have allowed God to do what He wants to in us by April 24th? I pray I listen and don't waste this month. I DO want to be more of who He wants me to be - but am I willing to let go of the easy and comfortable to get there? I pray for bravery to do so.


  1. I've prayed for courage more than once in the past week. May God make us His soldiers - that we move forward even when we are not brave, but only obedient.