“Yet, O LORD, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are
all the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8.
A child asked one Wednesday night, “What does Easter eggs have to do with Easter?” This is an excellent question because the answer brings clarity to the importance of this season of the church year. Easter eggs symbolize new life. New life happens all around us in the spring. We see flowers blooming and chicks hatching. However, new life isn’t just happening all around us. God wants new life to happen within us. The word Lent actually means “spring”.
In the last sentence of a Lenten sermon Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor says, “In making our journey through the wilderness, by faith instead of fear, we may find that Lent just might be Easter in disguise.” She is saying that while our destination should not be overlooked it often becomes our only focus. Our journeys make us into the people we are. This week as we prepare our hearts and minds for Easter may we be reminded of the importance of our journey of faith. May we allow God to continue to mold and shape us.