Lent, the season of the Christian Year that is typically observed as a time of simple living, prayer and fasting leading up to Easter, begins next week, on Ash Wednesday [March 5, 2014]. Some spend the time in self-examination and reflection as modeled by Jesus in Matthew 4: 1-11 where he prayed and fasted for 40 days before beginning his ministry. What happened during those 40 days of fasting and praying in the wilderness? Our friends at the Upper Room say that maybe Jesus needed some time with God to sort through the major changes happening in his life. Maybe he needed a break from family, friends and his regular routine in order to see God [and himself] more clearly. Maybe he sought more time with God as he searched for direction and answers to the question that we, too have from time to time: “What are you calling me to do, God?”
We, too are invited into this time of introspection.
Join others across the connection in participating in this weekly practice that calls us to open our hearts, our eyes and our ears to what’s happening around us this Lent.
Learn more, here from Rethink Church.