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Jesus’ time in the wilderness for forty days is our model for Lent. 

Like Jesus, we seek to spend a special time – a span of forty days – preparing, reflecting, praying, readying ourselves, knowing the hard path that comes and anticipating the joyous Easter celebration that follows. 

In our hurried world, I don’t want us to rush through these forty days. We are always rushing through things as it is – we’re already always counting down to something else, counting the days until birthdays or until Christmas, or until payday or until school is out, or until vacation. We’re always biding our time until something else happens. 

I hate to do that with Lent too – just count down until Easter, and waste the time we have, miss the opportunity for digging deeper spiritually, skipping over the process of looking inside of ourselves, trying to remake ourselves, letting ourselves be remade by God. 

I don’t want our Lent experience to be worth only two sentences – I don’t want everything we experience in the next several weeks to impact us only enough to be worth a passing comment. 

I want this Lent to be a time where we can see the human Jesus in the Gospels, struggling to make the right choices in his life, just like we struggle to do the same in our lives.

Thanks to Beth Quick for sharing. Thanks to Brad Neathery for the picture. 

Do YOU often bide YOUR time waiting for something else to happen!

YOUR GIFT TO GOD IS HONESTY! GIVE IT!!  GOD’S GIFT TO YOU IS THE TRUTH! TAKE IT!!

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