Lent 16: Out of Hand

Today’s Lenten lesson was on the charade of control.  It’s not like I had much of a plan.  But even then, I found myself having to do something other than expected.  Most of those circumstances were good.  It is good to take note of how little control we can have, at times.  It is good to know that the earth’s existence does not rely on my behavior or effort.  God knows how both of those can go sour.  At the end of the day, as I take account, I can’t think of anything lost, not even the time.  Yet, I can count many things gained.  If we take a broad understanding of blessing, we can see God’s hand in so many things.

1a)  Driving the speed limit–Didn’t drive, so that counts. 4:4

1b)  Foul language–Couple of off-color jokes.  2:4

2)  Fasting lunch–Not by design; not very holy.  3:4

3)  Giving up Facebook–Too easy.  4:4

4)  Reading–Reviewed the “I Have a Dream” speech for tomorrow’s sermon.  4:4

5)  Something between God and me–1:4

6)  Visitation–Only with family, which doesn’t count.  Had some good phone calls, which do count.  2:4

7)  Guitar–Nope.  1:4

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