But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.
2 Peter 3:18, ESV
Waiting during Lent
Today is Ash Wednesday in the Christian calendar, the first day of the Lenten season. This is the day when we remember, with humility, that we are but dust. We remember, with grief, the weight of our sin on the shoulders of Jesus Christ. Every day, and not just during Lent, we remember our humble place in the order of things and our Source of rescue. Jesus saves us by His great love and grows us, from one season to the next, to conform us to His image.
We’re waiting for His return, living between His first and second comings, and so we celebrate life in the middle! This time of year, we make meaning in the middle by observing Lent. And here at the blog, we do this by curating Before and After pictures that demonstrate how Jesus is always at work, in the middle.
Please hop on over to our Lenten website, The Meet Me in the Middle Project to read a beautiful poem, written by one of my new friends here in Birmingham—Sissy Boone is an artist who is passionate about God and His Word. I am so excited to introduce you to her!
P.S. If you’d like to participate in the Meet in the Middle Project, please share a before/after collage on social media and use the hashtag #MeetMeintheMiddleProj and tag me, too! Or if you have any Before and After pictures you’d like to share here on the blog or on my social media channels, use the contact form to send me the jpg images and I’ll create the collage and write a little inspirational message, tied to scripture, about the gospel story you tell in your pictures!