Christ Lutheran Church
7801 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79423-1805
Phone:  806-799-0162; Fax:  806-799-2273


"For God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16

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Ah, March, what a blah time of the year. It is not yet spring, and, hopefully, it is not still winter. On March 11, we again wake up to one less hour of sleep, but we do get another hour of daylight at the end of the workday to try to do those things which we did not have enough time to do earlier.

At this time of year, we are ready for change. It can be a beautiful time of year, not too hot and not too cold. Depending upon the climate conditions, it may be a time of rainfall, or wind. It is a time when people think of flying kites, to get out into the fresh air after being trapped indoors for the winter. In some parts of the country, there are actually spring flowers blooming-tulips and daffodils, and azaleas. The dogwoods of East Texas can be beautiful. But it can be a time of booming thunderstorms and tornadoes.

March is also the time of Lent, a time of remembering who we are and whose we are. We remember during Lent that it was our sins which caused Jesus to go to the Cross on Calvary. It was our sins which caused the sinless Son of God to suffer death so that we would not suffer eternal death. This year in our Lenten Services, we have been looking at our Return from Exile. Due to our sins and the failure of mankind to live according to the will of God, we, along with all of mankind, find ourselves in Exile. We have been separated from the Goodness and Glory of God. We were in Exile.

But there has been a reprieve. We have been rescued from our Exile. That is what Lent is about. We were rescued, not with a mighty army, but by Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth to suffer and die and pay the price to bring us back from exile into the glorious kingdom of God.

So, we end March still in Lent. Still remembering with sadness that it was our sins that caused Jesus to suffer and die, looking forward to the Glorious Easter to come.


Pastor Abel


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