Earlier this year Susan and I were fortunate enough to go on a wonderful vacation along with Andrew and Meghan. It began with a day spent at Disney’s “Magic Kingdom” but the magic didn’t stop there. After that we went on a cruise stopping at St. Maarten where we toured the island, Puerto Rico where we walked around the fort and the old city of San Juan, and the Bahamas where we spent the day on a beautiful beach. The cruise was a wonderful experience even if the swells and waves were strong enough to sway the ship day after day despite its immense size!
On the day we flew home we went to the Kennedy Space Centre which was most interesting; we even got to touch a piece of moonrock! It just so happened that while we were there, there was a rocket launch and that was truly spectacular; seeing the rocket go up as a roar filled the air and the ground trembled.
Seeing that rocket launch was truly awesome embodying as it does one of the human race’s greatest achievements, space travel. As impressive as it most certainly was though, what is that compared to God’s creating it all in the first place? Indeed what are we with all of our accomplishments compared to God? In the words of the psalm: “What is man that thou art mindful of him?”
Yet mindful God is and that is what Lent, Good Friday and above all, Easter Sunday are all about. Perhaps these well-known words from John’s gospel say it best.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only
Son. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world but to save the world through Him.”
Wishing you a most blessed Lent and Easter!
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