Spring is in the air! Snowdrops and daffodils are emerging. The birds are singing. We're all looking forward to more sunshine and warm weather.
As the days lengthen I am reminded that the word "Lent" comes from the old English word meaning "engthen". During Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, we remember the 40 days Jesus spent alone in the wilderness to prepare for his future work-asking what it meant to be who he was. We too are invited to set aside time to seek God's perspective on things, to slow down a little and take a few deep breaths, to learn more about what it means to be you and me.
As we spend time listening to God, we begin to hear something of who we are, and also of what we are becoming, both individually and as a church family. May this Lent be a time of great blessing for us all.