You know what was one of the most surprising things about this Lent for me? The unexpected lessons from the Father, the bearhugs He gave me that have been both a little painful and a lot heart-warming.
He’s shown me some hard truths… some of the dirt I’ve missed — or frankly, ignored — but He’s been pretty gentle in how He’s done it. In my case, it was a good dose of humility… just when I think I’m well on my way to having this pride thing licked, He shows me that it’s a lot bigger onion than I realized!
But even more than pointing the dirt out to me, He’s shown me how much better I look when I get cleaned up!
I used to be afraid of that kind of Fatherly discipline, but now I thank Him for it. If I remember. 🙂
What are the unexpected — but good! — lessons that He’s taught you?