The Spirit of Lent

The Reaper

The Spirit Gives Life

We hold onto time as if it preserves us. We fabricate a future
in hopes that it will supply us with all that we need and desire

For, “All people are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall. 1 Peter 1:24

As a woman said of her late husband, “Death took our life away.”

C. S. Lewis said something died in him when death took his wife from him.

Jim Kelly a former professional football quarterback said, “Where my cancer was, if it moved just a tiny bit . . .towards the area where there’s no return, and stays there, then there is no turning back.”

What once was young and vibrant matures into adulthood which then turns into the weakness and the vagueness of old age.

Time, like an ever-rolling stream 
Bears all its sons away:
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day

The Spirit Gives Life

The winds of the Holy Spirit blow from where we know not and bring new Life. We cannot restrain the power of the Holy Spirit that pours new live into us daily.

Jesus said to Nicodemus, The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its
sound, but you cannot tell where it is going, So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.
John 3:8

Daily we are born again in the Spirit through the renewal of our Baptism and sustained through the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to walk in the Spirit?

The Holy Spirit dwells within us—the Comforter that proceeds from the Father and the Son. If we dwell in the Spirit we walk in the Spirit which means to yield to the Spirit’s control. This means to walk in the joy and gladness of all that God has done, is doing and will do for us eternally.     

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