“God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.” Psalm 34:4 (MSG)
We are halfway through Lent and I don’t know about you but my Lenten practices are still holding steady for the most part. I took on the Lenten practice of eating at home for every meal. It is challenging. It requires a lot of meal planning and prepping. Much more than one might imagine. An already busy schedule turns into a busier schedule. The food is great and the results even better!
Your Lenten practice may have already seen its better days. You may have moved on and chalked it up for another year. Life happens. Which is why I am thankful that God continues to meet us halfway as the Psalmist reminds us. Even when our Lenten practices don’t go as planned, God continues to seek us and free us from our fears.
This Sunday has us peering into the prodigal son story. On the cusp of that parable are the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. I am convinced that God seeks out any lost item, including you and me. We do play a role in meeting God halfway too.
I hope that this halfway point in Lent has you reconsidering or considering for the first time what it takes to meet God halfway. Knowing that God will seek you if you are lost. And God most certainly will meet you halfway. Thanks be to God.