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Anticipating the Lenten Season

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Lent begins in just over a week, on Ash Wednesday, which is March 5th this year. During the liturgical season of Lent, Christians have a special opportunity to live in the remembrance of the life of Christ, while at the same time having the knowledge of His death and resurrection and the benefit of understanding the significance of these events.

Since Christ and His work on our behalf is the central point of our belief system, spending extra time during Lent to meditate on this work and what it means for us can bring us closer to Him and put us in the path of greater holiness.

Here are a few suggestions for ways to approach and anticipate the season of Lent:

  • Begin reading one of the four gospels
  • Consider asking a friend to go through a Lenten devotional with you
  • Pick up a book that will help prepare you for Lenten worship, such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Meditations on the Cross
  • Regularly practice thankfulness for what Christ has done for you on the cross

It is all too easy to allow busyness and other distractions to stifle the intention to take some of these extra steps and take full advantage of this upcoming season. But simply incorporating even one new element into your devotional routine to help prepare your heart for Lent and Easter can make this season much more meaningful and profitable. There are always blessings to be found in pursuing a deeper love and understanding of the One who died to save us. God bless you as you begin the journey this season.



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