As we press into this season of Lent, our first desert wondering is this: what are the idols in our lives? What are the influences of our own world that we easily revert to when things are hard or when God seems absent?
That’s our task over the these next few weeks. To avoid being laid low in the wilderness. To take heed. To receive the story of the Israelites as a cautionary tale of how not to follow after God.
I have a confession to make: Lent was kind of a bust around here.
On Saturday, I went ahead and had a meltdown anyway.
If I’m not careful, I may use Lent as a way to try to save myself, instead of an opportunity to understand anew how very much I need a Savior.