Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lent Day 12: Snow daze

White wonderland.

Really? It's March and snowing in Seattle. Like the weather, life is uncertain.

We hold our precious bundles of joy as our mothers held us,
bathe and feed them through toddlerhood,
teach them to run and play with others during elementary years,
counsel and comfort them through their teens,
and hope for the best as they walk down the aisle or apply for the new job.

Stepping back,
we pray them through tears of passage,
hold them through disappointments,
yelp with them at joyous surprises,
and wonder where the days have gone.

My grandma used to say, "Kleine Kinder, kleine Sorgen (sorrows); grosse Kinder, grosse Sorgen." In life's passages, she's proved to be right again.

Praying for challenges great and small, I wonder: if prayers were wishes, how would you appeal to our heavenly Father on this snowy day?

Read more:
*Exodus 12:21-51; Matthew 21:33-46

*May God continue to bless us; let all the ends of the earth revere him. Psalm 67:7

*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed
us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. Ephesians 1:3
*Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NKJV

Moravian Prayer: Generous God, you have so generously blessed us in manifold ways. How can we be but grateful? Forgive us for taking that grace for granted and lead us into deeper thankfulness. Amen.

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