Okay, yesterday was Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Yesterday many of us went to church, confessed our sins, received the promise of forgiveness and went home. Now what? How are you going to allow God to work in your life today?
It does not have to be some big spiritual feat or sacrifice. A simple prayer asking God to start your day with grace and gratitude. For example, take one petition from the Lord’s Prayer, such as “Give us today our daily bread.” Reflect on that as you eat your breakfast, drink your morning cup of tea, as you start your car or turn on your computer. All that we have, all that we use each day is a gift from our Creator.
Martin Luther answered the question, “What does ‘daily bread’ mean?” in the Small Catechism.
Everything included in the necessity and nourishment for our bodies, such as food, drink, clothing, shoes, house, farm, fields, livestock, money, property, an upright spouse, upright children, upright members of the household, upright and faithful rulers, good government, good weather, peace, health, decency, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors and the like.
Slow down and see the amazing grace all around us. Our daily bread is truly multi-grain and nourishing.
Where was God for you in the second day of Lent?