Midweek Study with Pastor Edith
2 Corinthians 5:17
March 8, 2023
My husband and I recently bought a home new to us. Over the past month I was surveying what work would be needed to get it in ship shape before we moved in because I know how we love to procrastinate and before we are fully “in” I determined that some major projects needed to be addressed (not sure my hubby was in full agreement ). One of the “biggies” on my list is the landscaping. So many dead or dying things, so many overgrown things and sooooo many weeds. From the street you wouldn’t really see so much detail, but I sure did and I knew that every time I walked up our sidewalk to enter the house I would mumble to myself; “somebody needs to do something about this”.
Recently, I ventured out into the yard, taking a break from my inside projects and saw a beautiful sight, Daffodils. Yellow, white, tiny, larger, just a lovely array of Daffodils. In that moment, all the stuff that seemed bad, looked so much better. There was beauty there all the time, I just couldn’t see it. All of this reminded me of our scripture for today; “If anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation. The old is gone, the new is here.” I want to encourage you to take some time this week in the season of Lent, to look around at all that is really good and really beautiful and remember, that even if the work is still there to clean up whatever is wrong, there is beauty to encourage you to keep at it.