The 40-day period before Easter has been historically known in the church around the world as the season of Lent. Lent is an uncommon word and, because the concept may be mysterious for some (or even confusing), we thought we would share some ideas that might help you understand and even encourage you to participate in the season. Three quick points:
First, it is not about trying to white knuckle giving up chocolate for 40-some days!
Second, Lent is a season where we, as believers, have an opportunity to sacrifice (set aside) something that we hold as valuable in order to make space in our minds and hearts to receive something of greater, even infinite value. Christ crucified. Christ risen. Even Christ coming again! We want to de-clutter, so we have room for Him.
And third, Lent is a time of preparation in which we intentionally draw near to Him so that we will be able to be fully engaged, immersed if you will, in the heartbeat of Jesus during Holy Week.
Throughout Lent, watch for videos posted here and released via the Pulse and Perimeter’s Facebook page that share thoughts on how you can draw closer to Jesus during this time.