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On Lent

Posted by Cinda On March - 28 - 2013

lentWe are in the season we call LENT. Each Gospel records the happenings of the last days of Jesus’ earthly life. Jesus had instilled into the minds of His followers that He wouldn’t be with them much longer. He had taught them about His Father God, lessons on how to live and what to expect those last weeks; what He would suffer and about rising from His grave in three days.

In our own hearts, what does Lent mean to us? Is it merely a time when we refrain from something that we enjoy, or is it a time when we reflect on the actual times in Jesus’ life, prior to His death and resurrection?

What is your love life with Jesus like? Would you like to refresh your thinking during those days with Him? Then I suggest that you turn to the last several chapters of each of the four Gospels.

Sneak in close. Sit in the circle with His followers on the Mt. of Olives as He teaches them. (Matthew 24 and 25; and Luke 21) Follow them on their way to the Garden. Can you sense their apprehension and feel the tenseness in the air as Jesus prays. (Matthew 26; Luke 22) Step up close to Him as He stands before jittery Pilate and the angry mob. (Matthew 27 and Luke 23) Walk with Him to the cross. We can hardly imagine what He went through, in those days we call Lent.

Now, for the highlight on this whole picture, like an exclamation point at the end of a sentence… Read how Jesus poured out His heart and prayed for His followers in the true Lord’s Prayer. (John 17)

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