Lenten Meditation–For or Against?

If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8: 31

On such a gorgeous Easter eve morning as this, how can anything be against us?
The cherry blossoms are bursting, the birdsong triumphant, the frost on the grass giving way to dew–what possibly could be wrong with the world?

It is a simple answer.  Everything.  We need God.  Badly.

We hold Him off.

We have seen the enemy and it is us.  We defeat ourselves with our thoughts, our deeds and our passivity.

We will be called to arms tomorrow.  Not arms as in weaponry, but arms that were nailed, bleeding, released, tucked inside a shroud and buried.
Then on a brilliant morning, arms that unexpectedly wrapped themselves around us once again.

God is for us.  So then who can possibly be against us?

There is no conflict left except the one we must wage against ourselves.

Let the battle begin.

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