As our thoughts turn to the Lenten
season, in the weeks prior to Easter, we should be concerning ourselves with
the realization of all that Christ has done for us.
A good place to start our review is
with Hebrews 5. Though the author of Hebrews is unknown it leaves no doubt that
Christ was chosen by God to be the High Priest. Jesus chose to be obedient to
God and to endure the sufferings that this obedience brought about. He was the
ultimate mature Christian faith in his ability to recognize the difference
between right and wrong and then do what is right.
At times in our lives we will
undergo trials and tribulations and we need to force ourselves to make the
correct decision, not to make us suffer, but in order to follow Christ and do
the right thing and that is to obey God. By doing so you will have the
confidence that Jesus Christ is with you and be able to face whatever it is.
When we pray to God through Christ
one must be willing to accept the answer and allow it, as it sometimes will,
move us out of our comfort zone. Also as we pray in this Lenten season and grow
in the Lord we need to strive for a more complete understanding of the faith.
In this way, we can expand our capacity to understand and make the Lenten
season more meaningful.