Thursday, March 2, 2017

Word for the day by Christian Education Forum


Lent: Time of Transformation

Sally Abraham
St. Thomas MTC, Yonkers-NY

3 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.


 

This verse is a call to repentance. A reminder that the time is at hand, as we do not know what the morrow holds for us.

It’s not the outer appearance or the countenance which is important, but the attitude, we come with, is the focal point. A repentant heart is what the Lord our God is looking for.

His love is unconditional- and as the song writer-Thomas O Chisholm, who wrote the famous hymn- Great is thy Faithfulness once said “God gives us the chance to prove His Faithfulness and throughout history, He’s never once been proven wrong, for His mercies are new every morning, no matter what.”

This loving Gracious Father is waiting with arms outstretched for the return of His dear child. In this period of Lent let us focus on this kind of transformation of our hearts, while we spend time in His presence so that He speaks to us and convicts us of our shortcomings.

PRAYER

Father , we come to you just as we are. Forgive us for the wrongs we have done. Help us live so as to reflect Your presence in our lives. Lead us each day -each step of our earthly journey, so that we will dwell in Your presence for evermore. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
"All I know of tomorrow is that God will rise before the sun."