Daily reflection for the Season of Lent

Sunday 28th February 2021

The past year has seen our lives turned upside down with the pandemic which we all have had to live through and many have suffered in all sorts of ways.    Thankfully we are beginning to see some relief at the end of the dark tunnel with the vaccines being available.   Over this period we have all had to find things to do to occupy our time during lockdown.   Recently Maureen and I dug out an old 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle and have spent what seems an eternity putting it together and there was great relief when it was completed.   Each piece of the puzzle has its’ own place and is a vital part.

1 Corinthians 12: 18 - 22
 But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it.  How strange a body would be if it had only one part! 20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.”In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary.


The puzzle reminded me of Paul’s words to the Corinthians which are just as appropriate today as they were then.   No matter who we are we are all vital parts of the Christian jigsaw,   we all have a part to play however insignificant we may feel that is.   We are all part of the body of Christ and as we travel through Lent we need to remember and reflect on the sacrifices that Christ made for us all.

Robert Esson
Session Clerk, Cruden Parish Church


Lord God  we rejoice that as unique individuals we are all vital parts of the body of Christ all having our own roll to play utilising the individual talents that have been bestowed upon us.   Just as many have suffered through this past year we are reminded that Christ suffered also when he paid the ultimate price allowing us all to be saved.


May God the Father,
who does not despise the broken spirit,
give to you a contrite heart.
May Christ,
who bore our sins in his body on the tree,
heal you by his wounds.
May the Holy Spirit,
who leads us into all truth,
speak to you words of pardon and peace.
And the blessing of God almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
be among you and remain with you always.