I thought more about teaching Sunday School (1981 – 1993). As the elementary children read from their Bibles, they began comparing different translations. They would say, “Mine says . . .” That led to discussions about words and meanings.
Isaiah is another book I often read for comfort and inspiration. After our long and severe winter, this verse surely is vivid.
The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 40: 8 (KJV)
Today it is 20 degrees, which is warm weather here these days. The sun is bright. A beautiful day.
The first year after my mother’s passing, 2004, the perennials pictured Resurrection. That is a special comfort memory.
My observance of Lent is quiet and personal. I’m not teaching now, only telling my stories. It seems for me Lent is about healing, which I will always need this side of Heaven. A day with a little more time in His Word is a better day; and if for some reason I can’t read some day, I hope I have enough verses stored in my heart.
The lily of the valley is courtesy of antiqueclipart.com.