So why do we, as Christians observe Lent? Lent is meant to be a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days.
I don’t know about you, but I find comfort in knowing that Jesus, himself, God’s son, God in the flesh, needed to go off and meditate and center himself on God’s plan, on God’s will. He found quiet refuge in isolation from others and strengthened his resolve to follow through with his ministry, his sacrifice of time, energy, effort; his sacrifice of life for our sins and the gift of eternal life. So Lent is a time when we can consider the blessed gift of life Jesus gave all humanity. It is a time when we can consider making a sacrifice as well, to nurturing our relationship with God and preparing our hearts for the truth of the crucifiction and resurrection of our Lord and Savior.
Join us for Sunday service at 10:00 to reflect on the possibilities of how you might observe Lent and nurture your relationship with God.
Also join us Wednesday night, February 14th for our ecumenical Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 pm to start your Lenten season off right. You can celebrate Valentine's Day with your loved ones for dinner and join us for the Love of God as a special blessing afterward. Hope to see you!