Growing up, Lent (a practice of my youth and growing up as a Roman Catholic) used to be a season that meant no meat on Friday, tuna casserole or some other sort of fish, thinking I might go to hell because I ate a bologna sandwich and giving up something up for 40 days.
This year I am reminded that Lent is coming next week and I’m asking myself, what does it really mean to me now as a born again believer in Jesus? That time of year I used to dread because I had to give up something and eat fish now has great meaning to me!
For the next 40 days leading up to Easter, I am going to turn my attention to Remembering Jesus. which is ultimately what Lent is all about. I would love for you to walk with me on this new journey of Celebrating the Lenten season as we Remember Jesus….
The daily devotion I am following on YouVersion is The 40 Day New Testament Challenge
This Wednesday, March 5th, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I realize this is very traditional and hopefully we will be able to experience this season in a fresh new bold way. So let’s go back to basics, the heart of why we believe what we believe and the realization and remembrance of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God. I hope you join me!
He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”
After supper he took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you. Luke 22:19-20
They take the body of Jesus to its resting place. The huge stone over the tomb is the final sign of the permanence of death. In this final act of surrender, who would have imagined this tomb would soon be empty or that Jesus would show himself alive to his disciples, or that they would recognize him in the breaking of bread? Oh, that our hearts might burn within us, as we realize how he had to suffer and die so as to enter into his glory, for us. Station 14 on the Via Delarosa