Check In With An Old Friend

You know how good it feels to hear from an old friend after a long drought. It adds a spring to your step and tends to wipe out a few doubts about where you are right now.

Lent is a time to check in with a very old friend who follows your activities and movements, but often waits for you to make contact — God.

Though prayer, service to your neighbor, or simply a casual chat during a walk in the evening breeze, you check in with a friend who loves you unconditionally and will always be present when you need. We tend to think of a Lent as a time to sacrifice, to give up cookies or wine, but I think God would prefer we use a little bit of the energy we use to sacrifice to make contact instead.

You know how good it feels to hear from an old friend, well God is the same way. Check in with him, you might be surprised to find out what God has been up to these days.

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of the United States, is an author and lecturer. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, and A Game Of Inches, are published by Beaufort Books and are available online, in your local bookstore, or you can order autographed copies at When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps Won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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