Lenten Devotional: Thursday, April 3

by Meg Hines
April 3, 2014

Acts 3:20:  “Now it’s time to change your ways! Turn to face God so he can wipe away your sins, pour out showers of blessing to refresh you, and send you the Messiah he prepared for you, namely, Jesus.” (The Message)

My yoga teacher recently shared a story that she came across on a gardening show (of all places).  The story spoke to her and she shared it with us as an intention for our practice.  There was a gardener that had recently decided that when he planted his daffodil bulbs he would plant them upside down in hopes that they would not be damaged by the upcoming cold snap.  Even still, the bulbs pushed forth the flower, blossomed and turned towards the sun.

This small story spoke to me because it allowed me to realize that there are many times that things go wrong in a day, week, month, year or longer and that perhaps, we turn away from God’s love and fail to receive the love and grace that God has for us.  We miss out on God’s blessings that can recharge us, energize us and provide guidance and stability for the big and small moments of our lives.  However, the good news is that even though we sometimes fail at our faithfulness, we are still loved and pulled toward God.

Prayer:  Dearest God-Thank you for loving us no matter what.  Thank you for shining down upon us, lifting us up when we are tired, weary or lost and helping us be filled with your everlasting love.  Amen

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