During Lent we offer up ourselves as we are now, not as we wish to be or as we would like others to think we are. We offer ourselves gladly to Jesus, who has the power to remake us. This honors him and transforms us.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1)
What can we offer Christ who suffered and died for us? Here is the final verse of the hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”:
Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.
What will you give Christ today?
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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