How do we become an Easter people?
At the beginning of Lent, I asked you what your Lenten practices were preparing you for. We have made it through the Last Supper, Jesus’ crucifixion, and the Resurrection of Easter, and today we arrive on Easter Monday. The tomb is empty, the price of sin has been paid, death has been overcome, and Jesus has risen to new life. Have we?
I had a couple Lenten practices that went out the window in the first two days of Lent. I was really trying and utterly failing. Something got in the way of my practice every day for three weeks. God was making it clear that He had other plans for me. I had other things to work on.
“I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.” (Jer 29:11)
This Lent I learned, yet again, that I need to be more attentive to God’s leadings, and I’ve learned to trust God more when I actually follow those leadings. It’s funny and a little frustrating how often I need to be reminded of these things.
I’m going into the Easter season ready to listen and watch for the way I am to go. I have seen what happens when I don’t. Fortunately, the Easter season has just begun.
I’d love to hear about your Lent. Did it go the way you thought it would? How has your Lent been transformed in Easter?