Lenten Reflections

Go! for Lent: Isaiah 55:12

February 14, 2016
Sandra Montes, Episcopal Church Foundation, Houston, TX

 I have had a lot of change in my life: moving to different cities and countries, divorce, relationships, change of jobs and careers, different degrees in school, son off to college – twice. And now I face a big change in my Church life. My dad is retiring and I decided it would be a great time to leave the Church where I have participated in lay leadership – vestry, teaching, music, mentoring – for almost thirty years. I am very excited about this change. So, I feel like this passage is talking to me. I feel that God is telling me – go in joy and peace to serve – and I feel that I will encounter much music and harmony as I get to visit other churches, get to know other communities and experience God’s creation. For me, Lent is a time of reflection, fasting, and going into the wilderness of my thoughts to meditate, question, and explore what Easter will bring. As I plan to visit different congregations every Sunday I will continue to hold on to that “go out in joy” as God leads me in peace. And I pray that I will not only hear songs but also be part of them during this new walk.

God, guide me as I walk joyfully towards you

tenderly guide me in peace

in the darkness be my light

in the brightness be my shadow

when I faint pick me up and hold me

when I am strong remain by my side

I trust in You!

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