“Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.” Luke 6:12
This Lent thing is harder than it looks… I missed the mark again yesterday…. 24 hours and I couldn’t post something, it’s a shame. On the other side of that, I didn’t want to put something up just for the sake of putting something up. I enjoy having a real purpose behind what I am typing. I am still upset with myself that I missed my post once again. I am trying not to beat myself up over that too much today, because it is Friday, and that means another work week is almost in the books.
So, lets see, the season of Lent marks the time of Jesus in the desert. He was fasting for 40. I know what happens when I go without eating for only 4 hours, so, I can only imagine 40 days. I can’t think clearly when I am hungry, nor am I a real happy person. So, there he was, being tempted by the Devil, and yet, still he was able to think through everything, and be totally true to himself. It is amazing to me that he could have done that. I know he is the Son of God, and can do all things, but still, to wrap my head around that, it is still just amazing to me. When I am feeling that way, I get agitated, annoyed, and in some cases, just say whatever it takes to make the person talking to me to just go away. Not very God-like or Christian of me at all. It is a fatal flaw of mine, and I know that I have to work on that. Today, it is a fasting day for me, and just feeling the little bit of pains makes me still wonder how anyone could have done this for 40 days.
Today, set some time aside for yourself to ponder this. When you have hunger pains, do you do what I do, or are you more like our Lord? There is no right or wrong answer, just search yourself, and see if you can be more humbled by this.
Lord, thank you for being my strength when I am weak and hungry. Amen.