It feels as if nature is waking up from the severe winter, even though we may still have plenty of cold weeks and snow. The thought occurred to me as I read my Bible this morning, watching the morning light and gentle wind in the evergreens, that this winter has been like an early Lent in a way. The beginning of spring is always a reminder of Easter and eternity.
So perhaps as Lent 2014 begins on March 5 (looked up the date just now), I will be able to keep some of the beauty and stillness of this winter in my heart. I would like to read the Gospels as I do the Psalms. I remember John 15 says that He is the vine and we are the branches. Here is a quote.
“I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.”
John 15: 5 (KJV)
My acrostic for LENT is one of your favorite poems on my blogs: