I have always thought of Lent as the season leading up to Easter when you make a resolution to draw you closer to God. The idea of dirt being called lint too caused me to wonder if Lent is a time to look for the dirt in our own lives.
Our dryer has a pull-out screen that collects lint from our clothes. After a load, we have to pull off the sheet of lint that formed on the screen. There are words on the top of the screen, Clean Before Loading, that remind us of the under-lying dirt.
I think the season of Lent has many more layers than I originally thought. I also think one of those layers is God's reminder to do some spring cleaning in our hearts.
240. Playing Twister with people good at becoming knots
241. Soup on the stove-- leftovers in the fridge
242. Going to see The King's Speech. It was very well done and fit right in with our studying World War II in history.
243. Puddles on the ground and water droplets on the windows
244. Successful piano competition; not because of how I played, but because of the peace God gave me.
245. A new bag
246. A surprise out the window this morning. A little bit of a shocking surprise. Really weather? More snow? I did enjoy the 70 degree weather Friday. . .
247. Pointe shoes that work well for my feet
248. Listening to the sermon yesterday morning in church. . . viewing the hard topic of death as separation. . . continuing to ponder our pastor's words. . . beginning to see separation as the great antagonist in becoming the body of Christ. . . seeing simplicity in complicated ideas. . .
249. The start of Lent
250. Fifteen minutes a day writing out Matthew; beginning to clean my heart
Blessings to you at the start of this season of Lent~ Megan