Thursday in the Third Week of Lent

by Barbara Matovu

Cross for Lent 2012Genesis 46:1-7, 28-34
Psalms 42, 43, 85, 86
1 Corinthians 9:1-15
Mark 6:30-46

When…? Why….? “Where is your God?” Answer: Hope. Is it just that simple?

It can’t be, can it? I want to flip the pages of my Bible to see if there’s more to it.

Annoyingly simple answers do not always sit well with me. When I was little, as my mom cooked and I would ask, “What’s for dinner?” Her response: “Food.” Cue eye roll, grumble and exit. I’m going to need more than that.

But, what if “food” or “hope” is not the answer, but a step? Sometimes we need a step to get over the initial hurdle. The rest of the line says “Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God.” Wherever I am, with all my questions, God knows I am coming back, but it is on me to trust Him.

This Lent my prayer is that I can let go of the complicated and trust that hope is enough.