Making the Road: Walking through Lent (Saturday, March 19, Exodus 32:1-6)
he temptation to worship idols, to prioritize a thing, an ideology, a
person above God is even stronger when the journey takes longer than
we expected. COVID-19 and its variants refuse to go away, and our
anxiety builds over an uncertain future. But no money, power, nation,
or selfish self-pursuit will serve us as well as the God who liberates us.
Our minds and hearts are easy prey to idols seeking to enslave and
divert us from the good and just path. Christ is our way to freedom.
Living God, help us keep our focus on Christ as we make this
road through Lent. Guide our feet in the path of righteousness,
avoiding the pitfalls of idolatry. Amen.