When I first pondered this year’s theme of “Bright Spots”, I thought to myself there are so many, how could I choose just one?
Choose…hmmm….I am not going to choose just one bright spot, but give thanks that in Christ I get to choose to see the bright spots every day. These past few months have helped me appreciate the choice I have each morning to wake up and accept the love and grace that the Lord has to offer no matter what is happening in the world.
And armed with that love and grace, I can choose to make and see as many bright spots as I want. With some struggle and practice, I learned to welcome obstacles and changes brought on by the pandemic as a challenge, a learning experience, a way to get creative.
So often it is asked “Why does God let bad things happen?” The answer is not why he allows bad things, the answer is that he gives us the love and grace to endure the bad things. May you continue to live in God’s grace and love during these difficult times.
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
The people of Grace share their favorite bible stories for the 2023 Lenten Devotional: I Love to Tell the Story. Each day's devotional will be automatically posted so come back daily after 7 am for a new reflection.