How time flies! It seems like only yesterday we returned to school and here we are fast approaching Easter and the end of term 1! How does that happen?
Perhaps it is because we live in a world where we can have it all and have it all at the same time and therefore there are no seasons, no down times, no respite from the relentless nature of a consumer driven world. We can buy whatever fruit we like, whenever we like, regardless of whether it is in season in our country. It is in season somewhere. We can shop everyday of the week, go to the gym at 3 in the morning and but hot cross buns the day after Australia Day.
It never stops and neither do we. Lent is a good time to do just that. To stop, look around and assess what our overly full lifestyle is doing to us, and take the time to smell the roses.
Psalm 47:10 reminds us to ‘Be still and remember that I am God’.