Lent begins 4 weeks from today. As we walk through this time as a church, I want to unpack more of the meaning as we prepare our hearts for Resurrection Sunday. Lent is a 40 day walk. Pentecost Sunday will come 50 days after Resurrection Sunday. Fudging numbers, that’s about 120 days.
There is a stirring in my heart for something deep and lasting the Spirit wants to do in us as a church. I am being called to some sort of fast for Lent. I don’t know all the details, but in the next three weeks I will be asking the Lord for more direction. Lent begins and we will enter into a 40 day period of preparation. I want to encourage each one in our church to ask the Lord for some way in which to prepare for Resurrection Sunday. Would the Lord ask you to give up something for this period of Lent? Together, there is something stirring the Lord desires to bring in power to us on Resurrection Sunday.
Then, 50 days to Pentecost. In these 120 days the Lord is calling us as a body to something significant. For our church, I ask you seek the Lord and let’s be open to this journey. I am anxious. The anxiety is good! The Spirit is stirring. Let us hear what the Spirit wants to say to us.