is today. For many of my friends, observing Lent is not part of their custom or tradition. This year, if it has not been your custom, consider observing Lent. Why? To prepare our hearts and reflect on the goodness of God and on the direction Christ deliberately moved toward the cross.
Giving up something for Lent is one traditional primary observance. The usual thing to give up is chocolate or some other favorite food or activity.
It is meant to be a physical reminder daily of His own
for us. Another possibility is to perhaps incorporate a new pattern of worship, reading and prayer that specifical could help you focus on the death and resurrection of Christ.
This morning during my church women’s weekly study, we watched a powerful video on the celebration of Feast of the Tabernacle by Beth Moore from the Psalm of Ascent study, Stepping Up. It was a perfect beginning for Lent. As I focus on the words of water, light, dwelling and joy, I anticipate a fresh and new understanding, building on what she taught. I can’t wait!
The snow was gently falling this morning but did not accumulate. Meg carried her cupcakes for the belayed Valentine’s party to school. She was dressed in red. Another holiday kid in our family! She and Will help us remember to celebrate!
Sadly, sometimes we have to be reminded to celebrate!
So this is a reminder, as we enter into this season of preparation for the
of the resurrection. Can we have that without some remembrance of the cost? I, for one, do need this time to reflect and remember.