Season of Lent - Week 2 - Ashland Theological Seminary

Season of Lent - Week 2

“Then a demon-possessed man who was blind and unable to speak was brought to Jesus, and He healed him so that the man who was unable to speak talked and could see.” Matthew 12:22

One cannot help but thinking about this past year of having to deal (and still dealing) with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our families, friends, neighbors, and churches have been greatly impacted physically, psychologically, socially, and spiritually. Notwithstanding the ramifications of the political upheaval and the systemic injustices that have impacted our society.

We are all in fact exhausted, but we can reflect on the healing of that demon-possessed man from Matthew 12. He was afflicted on all levels. This lent I am filled with hope and purpose for it to be a time of inner healing and recovery to those weary in their body, soul, mind or spirit.

Jesus in healing this man, opened His doors to anyone struggling with ungodly thoughts that feel like they are being possessed, lost their vision for their calling, or unable to speak or walk in the truth because of an unrepented sin. May this Lent be an opportunity for making peace between our physical existence and spiritual eternity.

“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was overjoyed when brothers came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.” 3 John 2-3


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