Day 40, or The Strife Is Over
40 Days and 40 nights we’ve lived in the desert, journeying the rough path of fasting, prayer, repentance, and reflection. Now we’ve seen it through. We’ve reached the end. We’ve made it out of the desert.
Our Savior has triumphed over the grave! He has redeemed the world and opened the gates of Heaven! He has conquered death and sin! No more do we need to remain chained to pride and sorrow, it’s time to dance for joy!
And we should dance and sing for joy so that the world, so starving for hope, can see and discover the cause for our rejoicing, the cause for our faith, the cause for our peace. Let the light of His resurrection shine through you!
“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.”
― Pope John Paul II
My prayer for today:
Lord, thank you for all You have revealed to me through this season of Lent. Help me continue to grow in my faith as the Easter season continues, and let me be an instrument of Your love.