Last week, I posted about my struggle with depression. I shocked myself a bit by actually publishing it, but my surprise at my own writing was nothing compared to my surprise at the volume and vulnerability of the responses I received. I am so sure that I’m not alone in this, because so many of you told me that I’m not.
Convinced of the sisterhood of the long winter (brothers welcome too!), I wrote an 8-day devotional for Holy Week, for us, called Deep & Lowly: taking refuge in the Suffering Servant.
The devotional is made up of 8 simple, daily pages of with Scripture, my reflections and questions for you. It is for those of us in the pressed down places, and for those of us who want to know the sufferings of Christ more fully. If you’re reading this, I think it very well may be for you, whether your life is a blizzard or breezy these days, whether there is pain in your heart or your past or the lives of those around you. Our High Priest is one who sympathizes with our greatest weaknesses and pain, and that is why I wrote this devotional.
Anyone who is signed up for the mailing list by 5pm today will receive the devotional by email this evening. After that, it will go out to anyone who signs up tonight through Easter Sunday in their immediate welcome email.
Throughout next week I will be publishing reframe posts for each of the Holy Days and coordinated discussion on the devotional. I would be so honored and thankful to have you join me, and to invite a friend or two along, especially someone who knows well the long winter.
My heart craves to know Jesus as refuge, and that is what I am praying constantly for you and me in these days leading to Easter. May we be hidden in Him in every way.