Monday, April 17, 2006
Burning It Off
"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it." --1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
With the end of Lent, Christians have formally concluded a season of introspection, self-examination, and repentance--tools that God uses to "sanctify" or purify our hearts into the character of Jesus.
One annual spring activity around Kansas is the burning of CRP fields. The fire burns off unwanted weeds and trees, and helps new grass grow more efficiently. The above picture was taken on the outskirts of Little River.
In many ways, this activity is a visible picture of the invisible Lenten work God does in the heart that is aligned toward Him.
Lent is over. The grass is burned. Let the new growth of life sprout up in you.