Lent with Joel

Our reflection today is short and simple; the call of the Lord is for all of His children to return to Him from whatever distance we have placed between us.

“Even now,” declares the Lord,

“return to me with all your heart,

with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

Rend your heart

and not your garments.

Return to the Lord your God,

for he is gracious and compassionate,

slow to anger and abounding in love,

and he relents from sending calamity. (Joel 2:12-13)

The sacrifice of our Lord and His grace are the only things that enable us to return to the security of His arms. This season reminds us of this sacrificial action and the love in which it is rooted. Be blessed today.

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