This is currently the Season of Lent. It's almost over - just a few more weeks. I have chosen to fast during this season, as I do every year. For some reason, this year it's harder for me.
“I remember where I was when the towers fell; when Kennedy was shot; when The Storm came.” In the face of tragedy, our lives have a mark placed on them; one that is true and delivers a cold message. So often, we will find that in these events it becomes a call to rely on each other. They are points where we can grieve, grow and rebuild a new life and culture, but they also leave a great scar to remind us. We will never forget what happened. In the wake of great events, we all have a story to tell, in order to bring others a visual picture of our view point and to share in the many puzzle pieces of this beautiful thing God gave us called life.
Recently, I discovered the song “Though You Slay Me” by Shane and Shane. It really hit me because of the stage of life I’m in right now. In a few years, it will be my 20th Reunion for my High School Graduation. 20 years. I remember when I thought today was a far distant future I would never see. I had a lot of plans and a lot of ideas of what my life would look like today and who would be part of it.