"A Matter of Perspective"
Today is the first Sunday in the season of Lent. Lent is the 40 day period (not including Sundays) prior to Easter. (It officially began on Ash Wednesday.) This is a solemn season of reflection and introspection and is usually symbolized by intense prayer, fasting and "giving something up". Many years ago it was the season of preparation for new converts prior to their baptism and a time for persons who had become estranged from their worshipping community to be reconciled back into that community. It is a time where we look at ourselves in the mirror and assess the reflection asking the question...."do you see God?"
"Miracles happen not always as we expect. Jesus loves each of us the way he loved Lazarus. We can't sit back and wait for a miracle. We have to act. our view of things around us is important." - Barb
"The children's sermon reminded all of us that God is a part of all we learn and all the fun things we do!
Miracles happen every day, expect yours - it is a 'Matter of Perspective.' It is often in the bible [as] acts that happen every day.
Are we all focused on the big picture and do we miss the small miracles that happen?" - Barry