Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Today marks the beginning of Lent, the 40 day season of preparation leading us to Resurrection Sunday. The “Lenten season” has for centuries been a time of prayer and repentance.
I want to give us some daily encouragement these 40 days and together prayer for one another. So please take a few minutes each day to check back here, pray and be encouraged.
Repentance is the idea of undergoing change or turning from one thing to another. To take hold of something new and let go of something unprofitable. Jesus said,
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
This was Jesus invitation to his kingdom, a kingdom of life, hope, radical beauty, love and overflowing joy. Conversely, he described the world as lusts and possessions that are passing away (1 John 2:15).
Today, consider what you have your grip on. What of this world might you need to let go of, opening your hand, that you might turn and welcome his invitation to receive love, hope and the joy of eternal security in his kingdom?
Througt the resurrection, Jesus purchased abundant life and joy for you – let him take hold of you today and enjoy being a child of the King..