One of the verses from today's Lectionary readings really fills us with a deep sense of Hope. Although we don't know when things will change in our current situation, we should always hold onto the great promise of a "better day".
With Jesus this day is a past and present event. It is in the past, in that Jesus has already given us the glimpse of a new life. However, it is also in the future as we long for the return of our Lord.
"The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah." - Jeremiah 31:31
Alan Brehm - "Sometimes we find ourselves asking whether God is anything more than a … powerless presence. And yet Jeremiah said, "the days are coming." Days of restoration, days of rebuilding, days of returning to hope and faith and joy. With this promise in mind, we can find the faith not to lose heart in the face of all that is wrong with our world."
Lent is a period in our lives where we find the faith not to lose heart in our troubled world. We keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the one who makes all things new.
Living in Grace