Healing Power of Grace: 3/8-9/2014
It seems right that we would start a series on healing just as other traditions start the season of Lent. After all, at its' heart, Lent is about preparing your heart for Easter and celebrating the victory and healing of the cross and the empty tomb of Jesus. Whether or not you are used to marking the Lenten season, there is no time like NOW to spend more time in focused prayer, seeking the forgiveness and the direction of God for your life and for the people around you.
In this blog post on Lent, Rachel Held Evans asks a great question:
"When I wake up on Resurrection Sunday, how will I be different?"
What kind of healing do you seek? If you were featured in the story of Mark 2.1-12, and your friends carried you to the feet of Jesus, what would you ask for? Of course, in this story, the man is only looking to walk and ends up with forgiveness as a bonus.
Where do you need healing but you're afraid to ask for it out loud?
This season, on the move towards Easter, how can you bring this request to God?
As you look around your life and your world, whose mat do you need to carry? Who can you lift up this season?
For more on how Lent is about more than just giving up coffee, check out this post from Eugene Cho.
For some ideas on how to make every day of this season count, see this post from Nadia Bolz-Weber.