Today’s Lenten verse is Isaiah 55:1 – Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters.
That this is today’s verse is just a God thing.
Of course, in this Lenten season – as always, we need the Living Water, Jesus.
Sometimes, though, it can be easy for this verse to become familiar to us, to just skim past it.
Right now, though, water – and thirst – are on my heart in a pressing way as I read of the heartbreaking situation of our neighbors in Texas, going for days without water, families with no water, hospitals with no water.
This is just horrible.
As we watch and wait for this to be resolved, let’s remember that the three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving – and ask what we can do.
No matter our situation, we can all do something.
If you are able to give, The Episcopal Relief and Development Fund is an excellent ministry and over 90% of the funds go directly to those impacted by this storm.
If you are not in a position to give, prayer for our friends and neighbors that resources will get to them is so important.
You may choose to offer up your Lenten fast for them as well.
However you practice Lent, please keep them in your hearts and in your prayers as this is ongoing and as we meditate today on Jesus, the Living Water.
Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Grace and Blessings.