It Ends with Easter—or does it Begin?
During this Lenten season we are listening to Jesus’ parables on Sunday mornings and considering His “I AM” statements during our mid-week services. When you think about it, these series reflect our living as Christians. In these “I AM” statements of Jesus, we under-stand clearly Who He is and how we can relate to Him: He lightens our dark nights, He nurtures us, He leads us. However, the parables are less clear. Scholars still debate Jesus’ point in some of the sto-ries He tells—what is the Parable of the Unjust Steward about any-way? There seem to be times and places in our faith walks that we feel pretty clear about where the Lord is leading. Then, there are those other times and places where we don’t have a clue.
During those times, we find comfort in knowing Jesus. Know-ing that He loves us in, with and through these difficult and uncertain times gives us the hope we need to take the next step in our jour-neys. How many times have you told someone, “Sometimes all you have is faith—and that is enough.” What makes faith enough? Read more . . .