“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