During this season of Lent, we are using resources from Sanctified Art with the theme seeking. The creators of these resources tell us of the times in the Bible where we encounter those who are searching for something more. Something of real substance.
"This Lenten season, we will read many stories of Jesus encountering people who are seeking: a new beginning, a different life, a deeper faith. In these interactions, an unveiling often occurs—assumptions are disrupted, a new perspective is revealed, mystery grows.
And so, we’ve crafted a Lenten series founded on questions. Many of our weekly questions feel restorative (“Can these bones live?”). Some feel like a charge or challenge (“Who will you listen to?”). Some questions are hopeful and curious (“How do we begin again?”). Our questions won't necessarily lead to answers, but they can help us find clarity and a new perspective. Ultimately, we pray they lead to a new beginning, a restoration, a wider grace.
Like the characters in our Lenten scriptures, we are also seeking many things: clarity, connection, wonder, justice, balance. We are seeking our calling, the sacred, and how to live as a disciple. We hope this devotional will help you unpack some of your big questions in ways that are honest and faithful. We encourage you to journey through these weekly readings and reflections at your own pace, asking yourself often: what am I seeking? What is God seeking?
This Lent, may you engage in the spiritual practice of seeking—by asking questions, and by staying curious, open, and nimble. We hope you will soften your assumptions and expand your perspectives. We pray that these questions will create a safe space to explore—to be drawn more deeply into the fullness of life, into the heart of God.
The Sanctified Art Creative Team
Rev. Lisle Gwynn Garrity
Rev. Sarah (Are) Speed
Rev. Lauren Wright Pittman
Rev. Anna Strickland"
Throughout the season, we will be posting on social media and on the website various ways to come closer to that which we are seeking. Music, images, poetry and articles are all ways to help us draw closer to the truth of Christ. Welcome to the journey.