After abstaining from the discipline of writing during Lent last year, I have again embraced the writing of a weekly post during the season of Lent 2017. My early mornings are spent reading and meditating. Unless I write down my thoughts and feelings from those times, I soon forget where I was going spiritually. I lost many weeks of thoughts last year by not recording them here. This year, I am up to the challenge!
I was out walking with my camera recently and was drawn to certain flowers blooming in the cold Washington air. For several days I had been watching their pretty white heads pop up in several hidden areas around the campus walkway. I don’t think it is a coincidence that they helped me recall a scripture verse from the Lectionary text for Ash Wednesday from Psalm 51:7…”Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean, wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” These stunning, pure white, tiny blooms are a reminder to me of God’s mercy and grace. My prayer is that I will remember this special gift to me throughout this season and especially on Easter morning.
Winter Snow Drops