This is my Lenten offering for 2013. Not so much what I give up, though I am giving up my own tendency to despair and pull back. My Lent is more about what I am taking on. I want more than ever to explore in a fresh way my part in God’s story.
Just this week, the e-mail I get from John Eldridge’s organization offered me this thought:
“God gave us a remarkable choice. He did not make Adam and Eve obey him. He took a risk. A staggering risk, with staggering consequences. He let others into his story, and he lets their choices shape it profoundly.”
I want to choose the best story possible and see where God takes me. I want to reflect that story and those choices to my wife, my daughters, my friends, and everybody I meet. I want my journey on this Crooked Path to be one of ultimate joy and freedom - not because of who I am, but because of the One who gives me the choice to shape my part in The Story.