Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lenten Encouragement

Serving in the church can be tiring, defeating and difficult at times.  It seems that God speaks the words I need to hear at exactly the right time.

I've been reading through Lent for Everyone by N.T. Wright, this Lenten Season.  At the end of last week, I read Matthew 13.

Wright says, "The kingdom of heaven is about God's rule sweeping through the sad, decaying world we live in.  That is a goal worth working for!  That is a vocation to beat all others.  Give up your treasures, Jesus is saying and buy this one.  Give up the small collection of pearls which have meant so much to you.  Here is the biggest, finest one you could ever imagine."  

What a great reminder that the very reason we are here on this earth to glorify Him and bring about his now and not yet Kingdom!  

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