At the end of Academy Chapel, we ask the kids, “Where is God?”
We then lead the kids through a series of statements with motions. It reminds the kids that God is near and all around, as well as a good reminder of right and left and other things.
So, dear readers, without the script we use there, how would you answer the question, “Where is God?”
Where would you say God is? Or where God is not? Where do you expect to see God?
How does your answer show what you think about God?
Now, let me ask you, how do you think people see God in you? We are called to let our light so shine before others- so in what way do you shine that light?
Lent is a time to remember our baptism, so I invite you to contemplate how you shine the light of Christ. Lent is also a time of fasting (giving up/abstaining from). What should you give up to help you shine the light? Or, what should you start doing (what should you take up for others as Christ took up the cross for the world) that will shine the light?
Lent is a time to consider what it means to “take up our cross and follow.” It is a time to remember that we are dust, and to dust we shall return, but with the cross we also know that death is no longer the last word.
Yet, in our mortality, we are still called to shine the light. How might we live now, to shine the light of Jesus Christ?
May this give you something to consider during your Lenten journey. May it help you grow in awareness of all that God is up to- in, through, and around you!
Remember that God loves you, and so do I.