Date: March 10
Lectionary Link: https://www.lectionarypage.net/WeekdaysOfLent/ThursFirstWeek.html
Contributor: Becky Lucas
Ask and it shall be given, Seek and you shall find.
I see God so easily in the wilderness. So when I am seeking comfort or guidance I go outside turn my face to the sun and look for a remote natural area to talk to God. I have attached two pictures from my wanderings to help me reflect on today lesson of asking God. The river scene was from one of our wilderness canoe trips. It is beautiful scenery but also it speaks to the power of God in a way that gives me a physical response increased heartbeat and excitement. When I travel in remote areas I find it so easy to talk to God on a daily basis, as the glory of his world is all around me. In addition during remote travel the fragile nature of my being is also much more obvious and my interdependence on my fellow travelers and God for wisdom, strength, courage and patience is so clear. The right choice is important and seeking God’s guidance seems second nature at these times. So why is it that in my day to day life when I am in my normal surroundings I can get stuck with my head down and forget to raise it up and seek God. This little bird seeking food by peeking gravel need only lift his head to see the abundant red berries God has provided. We are not alone and need not struggle alone. May we remember that God is ready to listen and willing to help us in all situations. May we raise our heads up and seek him this Lent and going forward in our times of trouble and times of joy.