FROM OUR PASTOR…
The season of Lent is here. We have begun our journey toward holy week, toward Jerusalem and our Lord’s last supper, trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection. Lent was originally a time when new Christians were taught Christian doctrine and ethics. Lent was a special time of spiritual growth prior to one’s baptism on Easter morning.
Over the past several years, Lent has been going through a reformation. The meaning and observance of Lent is now closer to its roots and original purpose. For us, Lent is a time for renewal, study and growth. Lent can be a productive time of spiritual growth and increased awareness of one’s call and ability to follow Jesus Christ.
Lent is a time for assessing the vitality of one’s spiritual life. The forty days of Lent and the six Sundays among them yield special opportunities for worship, prayer, biblical study and Christian fellowship. Each of these areas affords us the chance to take inventory of our lives and how we are living life. This season is a time to measure strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth.
Lent is a time for focusing on the maturation of one’s faith. Lent brings with it many avenues designed to help you and me become all we can be as God’s children. The growth of our faith can only happen through effort and determination on our part. If we are properly focused, God will nourish and nurture us.
Amid the challenges of life, the sameness of daily routine, and the tumult of the world around us, Lent comes to us like a fresh breeze. This breeze refreshes and stimulates us. Lent inspires us to assess, ponder and focus on the voice and activity of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Come and experience this breeze in the worship, study, fellowship and service life of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Davison. Together let us make use of the opportunities of the season.
Yours In Christ,
Dr. David Weber