Then Job replied to the Lord:
2 “I know that you can do all things;
no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
3 You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’
Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me to know.
4 “You said, ‘Listen now, and I will speak;
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.’
5 My ears had heard of you
but now my eyes have seen you.
6 Therefore I despise myself
and repent in dust and ashes.”—Job 42: 1-6
Now is a time of confession, repentance. How have we been corporately unjust? Individually? Where have I sought to become more Christ-like and where have I not? In what ways do I need to trust God more? How would this look practically in my life?
Lent is a time of repentance, reflection, and transformation (although one can argue that all of the Christian life is a transformation and I would concede).
May we enter this time solemnly and in careful reflection. Frank and I chose this year to focus on justice—in the church and in society; God’s justice vs. humanity’s. I pray that this time would be a special meditation on that principle and in doing so, my husband and I would be made more in the image of Christ. I pray Frank and I would begin to implement justice towards others in alignment with God’s will and less of our own agenda; especially due to the impending birth of Peanut (nickname for gestating child since we don’t know the gender) and wanting to be models of Christian living.