The kids & I decided we were giving up juice for Lent and that we will drink water instead - reminding us that we need the Living Water from God more than anything else in this world.
Tonight I stood there holding this sweet, healthy, alive baby boy. During worship, they invited everyone up to get ashes put on our foreheads, as a sign of repentence to God. I walked up with Asa and Pastor Doug made a cross on my forehead with the ashes. I turned Asa towards him and he made a cross on his forehead - and as he did, he said "Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust". It was kind of intense hearing those words directed at my boy - and I realized that I'm still so scared of losing him. I walked back to my seat and the song playing said "Fear has no place at the sound of your name" - and I just knew.
For Lent, I need to give up more than juice. I need to give up fear.
|Isaiah got his hands on Asa's cross :o)|