Just in the last few days, a line of thunderstorms hit our area and brought with it some tornados. One of the homes hit was of our very own Kathryn Mullins. As we walked the property we came upon a very large and tall tree that was completely defoliated. More than that, the top half was stripped clean of bark and now appeared smoothly green. The twister had acted powerfully upon the tree. The Apostle Paul writes to the Ephesians about Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us. Paul has come to know that as we submit to the Lord, He is capable of granting us an amazing transformation through the Spirit of God. Ultimately, His power will bring us closer and closer to the likeness of Christ Himself. But He adds, above all we ask or think. It does not matter where we are on the Christian path, God wants to outdo our expectations! Lent is both an active and passive experience. It is a continuation of the everyday life of a Christian- prayer, reflection, repentance, reconciliation, joy. When the Psalmist says, Wait on the Lord, he encourages us to seek and expect the mighty wind of God to swirl around us and then leave us looking different!

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March 1, 2017

A Lent of Power Ephesians