Easter Sunday is near!
Part of me is relieved that Lent is nearly over so
I can resume the consumption of chocolate and binge watch television.
You would think after 46 days the cravings would be gone,
but they taunt me.
I have repeatedly whispered,
“God, I want to long for you like I long for chocolate and Netflix.”
The glorious discipline of Lent has brought me closer to God and
has transformed some of my strongholds into mere indulgences.
I have experienced God in powerful ways over the past 40-plus days.
But Lent isn’t about just overcoming
temptations or even establishing new patterns.
It’s to prepare me for Easter.
To put me in the place where I anticipate the celebration of an an empty tomb.
To synchronize my trust and faith with the RESURRECTION of Jesus.
Jesus’ resurrection has to be more than get-out-of-hell insurance.