Lent 2021: Lend Me An Ear by Linda Jefferson
“For thou art my rock and my fortress, therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me."
- Proverbs 31:3
March 19, 2021
Lend Me An Ear
Our ears are busy these days. A listening, caring, available ear is increasingly difficult to find. Many ears seem permanently encased in headphones or other listening devices immersed in their own private interests. Others are busy vying for equal time with other parts of the body—such as an eye on the clock or a nose to the grindstone.
Even a free ear is not necessarily free. When people come to us with their troubles, many of us discover we have a birth defect: our ears become connected to our mouth. When patience, understanding and encouragement are most needed we give advice, such as “my experience can top that.” The burdened who come to us needing to unburden are looking for an ear connected to a heart. Just listen.
Always remember that “listen” and “silent” are composed of the same six letters.
Prayer: Dear Lord, bless the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that Gad has promised to those who love him. In Jesus Name! AMEN
Trustee Linda Holland Jefferson
Sarah Allen Missionary Society
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of their experiences.
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.