Good morning, Church! I sure like the morning hours better than the evening for this Lenten blog; and I especially like the spring weather we are experiencing. Ha Ha, I did it; it’s been over a week since I mentioned the weather. Remember yesterday’s post? At least I don’t have to ask for forgiveness for breaking my promise to not mention the weather until this Monday 🙂 Speaking of forgiveness, have you spent much time during the Lenten season meditating upon the forgiveness that is available because of what Jesus did at Calvary? Honestly, the freedom of forgiven sin is INCOMPARABLE! Talk about lifting one’s spirits! Springlike weather is awesome; but it cannot begin to compare to the joy of eternal salvation. Let’s consider today’s Lenten Scripture readings and prayer to encourage our hearts: Psalm 101, 109; Genesis 50:15-26; I Corinthians 12:1-11; Mark 8:11-26. “Loving and merciful God, I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses. But as painfully aware of my faults as I am, Let me also remember Your tender love, Your gentle and limitless forgiveness. I come before You filled with pain and guilt but look into Your eyes and see the forgiving love I so long for in my life. Help me to forgive the same way. Teach me to love as You love. In Jesus’ gentle and limitless name I pray. Amen.” Forgiven? WOW, talk about newness of life. Your spiritual “springtime” is EXCEPTIONAL. Thanks for journeying; Blessings to all–PT.