We are coming up on the 5th Sunday in Lent: closer and closer to Palm Sunday and Holy Week; closer to the grave and closer to the empty tomb. You can get a glimpse of our discussion on Tuesday here.
Those of us here in the northern hemisphere are also getting closer and closer to spring: cardinals calling, crocuses valiantly through the earth, days getting longer.
In my congregation we're keeping our eyes peeled: we're looking for God in the signs of spring, we're looking for God in ourselves and in each other -- and we're especially looking for God in those who are neglected and turned aside.
How about you? How goes your Lenten journey? What seeds have you buried? What is your preaching task today?
I've got blueberry pancakes for breakfast today. I know, it's not very Lenten, but have some anyway. I've also got the required fair trade coffee. So, pull up a chair, share a story, a children's message, a prayer concern, a sermon idea, a seed.
A family was driving by a local cemetery when suddenly their small son pointed and shouted out the window, "Oh! That's where we planted grandpa!"