The practice of observing Lent has been going on since before 1000 AD. It is a time of fasting and penitence beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 days until Easter. 40 seems to be a significant number in scripture. Here are a few famous 40’s you’ll probably remember. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights while Noah and his family were in the ark. Jesus was in the wilderness fasting for 40 days and 40 nights and then Satan came and confronted him with various temptations. After Christ ascension into heaven, it was 40 days until Pentecost and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. 40 seems to be number that shows a length of time that is not too short or too long but enough to reveal our character and devotion.
It is my intent to publish a daily blog during this Lenten season to help us focus on Christ’s sacrifice, His glorious resurrection and victory over death. I would ask you to pray for me as I write and mediate on God’s word that I will be able to communicate helpful, though provoking and uplifting devotions that will help all of us to focus on Jesus, His sacrifice and His love for us. Please pray that the devotions will be glorifying to Him.
Join me each day in His word as we seek to glorify Him during this special season. I pray that this Lenten season be one you will remember as you strive to increase your love and devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Blessings as we prepare our hearts,