February 21, 2016

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Second Sunday of Lent

“Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents …” (Luke 9:33)

I love this statement. I think of the times I have had a mountain-top experience and I wanted to hold onto it so it would last forever. It is as if I thought I would lose it. Or lose God.

But those kinds of experiences are consolations, gifts. I like to call them “warm-fuzzies.” Those experiences are not God Himself.

Peter had the company of God with him in a very unique way for three years, but he didn’t know that. He didn’t seem to understand that he was looking upon the face of God everyday.

How many times have I looked right past God because I was too interested in the “experience” of God?

How many times did I miss seeing God because I was too interested in His gifts instead?

Lord, it is good to be here with you. Help me to remember you are with me all the time, in both the mountains and the valleys of my life. Help me to look for you and not your consolations. Amen.

image by James Tissot, (Public Domain)

 

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