By: Ms. K
Today starts Lent Season. Being a Christian lent season has been a time where I reflect, rebuild, and revaluate my spiritual journey. For my its not always about sacrifice, it should be about growth. We are all born sinners, that why my Lord and Savior died on the cross to forgive us of our sins. Just because you sin does not mean you won’t be forgiven for your sin. We are all brothers and sisters! Joel 2:12-13 “Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. from the NIV
What is Lent?
Lent is season leading up to Easter, a time when Christians have historically prepared their hearts for Easter with reflection, repentance and prayer. Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and proceeds for forty days, excluding Sundays and culminating with Good Fridays and Holy Saturday.
The focus of lent is not on depriving themselves of something as much as it is on devoting themselves to God and his purposes in the world.
Lent is an important season in church because it helps refocus our attention to God.
I took this definition from one of the Bible plans: Devotions for Lent from Holy Bible: Mosaic