Date: Wednesday, Mar 8
Contributor: Becky Lucas
These readings today remind me of my father. I remember my father speaking in church on Sunday morning, starting off by saying, “I am a miserable sinner.” It was shocking to me because I didn’t view him that way, as I wasn’t my teenage self yet. Today’s lessons remind us that we all frequently fall short of who Jesus hopes for us to be. It brings me comfort to know that we are clay in God’s hands. We can be molded in a manner more pleasing to him, if we yield to his loving hands. The first step, in preparing ourselves to yield to God, is to acknowledge that we do need his help to be the people that he wishes us to be. That is to acknowledge that we are miserable sinners from time to time. It is my prayer that this Lent we can acknowledge our shortcomings and yield to God’s loving hands and be the beautiful vessels he intends for us.