Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lent 2017 - Days 3 & 16

Well! Thanks to real life and PC problems getting in the way, this piece, started on 7th March has only been finished today!

On 7th I awoke to a split second of hearing a young woman idea :) The theme of the readings for the day was to put God at the centre of all we do with a suggestion of using the Lord's Prayer more. The thought came to me 'on earth as it is in heaven' - ie no more mourning or sadness, pain or suffering. There will be love and light.

As the piece progressed, it made me think of Eve, after eating the forbidden fruit. She realises she is naked and is ashamed. She has fashioned herself a huge headdress - a nod to modern-day vanity perhaps! - yet her face betrays her inner feelings and emotions.

Life today, with so much emphasis on material goods, can leave us feeling rather like this - making a good show on the outside but feeling sad, deflated, empty on the inside. Which linked in nicely to today's readings and theme! From Psalm 27 v14: Trust in the Lord, have faith, do not despair. Trust in the Lord."

Now, the bright colours and lights around her can be seen as love and light, encouraging her to put all her trust in the Lord. To believe that, whatever mistakes we make, "you are the people of God, he loved you and chose you for his own." (Colossians 3:12-17).
Bernie x

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