Lent.19: Those Times

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Mark 13:24-27

“In those days, after the suffering of that time, the sun will become dark, and the moon won’t give its light.  The stars will fall from the sky, and the planets and other heavenly bodies will be shaken. Then they will see the Human One[a] coming in the clouds with great power and splendor. Then he will send the angels and gather together his chosen people from the four corners of the earth, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.

[a] Or Son of Man

Mark 13:24-27, Common English Bible (c) 2011

In the hardest of times,

when it is so dark we cannot see,

when there are dozens of questions

and no good answers,

when a situation has us so trapped

we can see no way out,

when things just cannot get worse,

Jesus sends an angel – a messenger – our way.

A door opens,

an answer emerges,

a glimmer of light appears.

Somehow we are reminded

that we are not alone;

God is with us.

And we are able

to turn the door handle,

to hear the answer to our most difficult question,

to see just enough to move forward.

-Teressa Clark, 2012, 2019

Lenten Reflections 2019:  Following Jesus from the Mount of Olives to the Tomb ~ Day 19


6 thoughts on “Lent.19: Those Times

    1. Teressa Post author

      Thank-you. It was written in 2012 with just one minor addition this year. I struggle with all the end times language in Mark 13 so I’m glad we’re at the end of the chapter.



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