OK, I realize that this picture is not one of a line of ducks, as one might have expected from the title of this post. It is however evocative of spring and Easter and that is my topic for today.
As I look around my living room right now I see a snowman plate set hanging on the wall across from me, the remnants of my Christmas village still sprawled across the railing and top of the bookshelves, an empty vase, and other general clutter. I did finally take down the last of my nativities earlier this week, although it hasn’t made its way to storage yet. With only 31 days before Easter, I had better get on the ball or it will be too late for bunnies and chicks and we will be into summer!
I’m not suggesting that the season of Lent is about home decor, nor that there is any need to actually decorate our homes seasonally at all! For many of us, though, as is our home – so goes our mind. The most important thing about Lent is getting one’s focus on a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and we can’t do that if we are still stuck in Christmas, or clutter, or unfinished projects, or whatever else may surround us.
There is, of course, no actual time limit to getting our relationship with God on solid footing. God accepts us whenever we come to him. Our church calendar provides these designated periods of each year as a reminder, a way to keep us on track. So, I’m just putting it out there, you have 31 days left to get those ducks, or bunnies, or flowers lined up!