Lenten Devotion: Day 18

03.06.21 | Stories



    The earth is giving birth again 

    And it is Springtime. 

    Trees burst into bloom 

    And the air is warm and sweet 

    As if God is breathing on us again 

    As God did on the first morning of our world.  


    It is hard 

    To turn my thoughts to death and dying 

    During Springtime 

    And meditate on the meaning of the cross. 


    It is painful 

    To think of Jesus, 

    Who loved his life as few ever did, 

    Being confronted with dying 

    Just when the hills are alive with flowers 

    And breathing the fragrance of Spring 

    Before he dies. 


    I remember all this in the season of Lent 

    And deep in the depths of my soul 

    I know this man spoke for all the love 

    I have always longed for 

    But not enough to give my trust to. 

    I know this man spoke for all the truth 

    I have always wanted to hear 

    But not enough to live by. 


    Today I will let the wintertime of my despair 


    That I may stand once again  

    Beneath his cross 

    And breathe in his promise. 


    By William Stephenson, Ph.D


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