We arrived home this evening having logged over 2000 miles these past ten days. I am very thankful for safe travels, a wonderful time with family, and an abundance of blessings.
However, I am very saddened by pain that many of my family members are suffering right now. I am saddened to see broken relationships and hurting hearts. There is damage that seems impossible to undo. But, I know that this is not Christ’s desire for our family, and that all things are possible through Him.
I found myself these past days falling into my old habit of trying to figure out how to “fix” things for everyone. The truth is I cannot fix any of this.
Today is Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent is upon us. What an appropriate time to make a sacrifice of my own, offering it up for my family. This is something I can do.
So during Lent I will offer up my time in prayer each day at 3 o’clock p.m. I will also journal my (long) list of intentions. I think this is a far better sacrifice for me than say, giving up chocolate. I am terrible with routine and scheduling, and it will truly be a challenge to stop what I am doing every day at 3 o’clock to pray.
Do you have any Lenten plans?