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Lent Devotionals: Wednesday, April 12

Let There Be Light

 

There are times in our lives when darkness seems to engulf us; times when hope seems to be the last possible thing that we could imagine feeling. Often it sneaks up on us when we are not looking. It can take our breath away with how quickly it takes over our ordinary lives and creates a new normal for us to live in. We end up marking time the rest of our lives with the arrival of this uninvited guest; Before _______ and After _______.
For some of you, there does not seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Some of you have a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach that you may have weathered the first part of the storm, but something larger is approaching. And still some feel confident that you were able to overcome this “minor interruption,” but in the back of your mind as you drift to sleep doubts begin to creep in.
So do we have hope? Yes, Jesus walked this path with us. His life wasn’t interrupted, because He knows all things; but when He, as a man, felt the magnitude of the loss of Lazarus, He wept. And he weeps with us. He gives us permission to be undone. He holds us there and is our light in the darkness.

Josh Leblo

Youth Ministry Director