These 40 days are a time…. Of Testing

First Sunday In Lent

The word Lent comes from an Old English word for Spring (“lengten,”). As the days lengthen and become brighter during this time of year, our focus on Jesus’ journey to the cross and empty tomb brighten our days and allow us to see God’s love more clearly and empower us to love more dearly.

During Lent, our rejoicing is muted as we remember our Lord’s suffering and death. But it is with a purpose: we know that the Lord who died took up his life again on Easter Sunday morning. So our 40 days (for precise counters, the Sundays aren’t counted as part of Lent and are considered “little Easters”) are observed knowing that the battle has been won for us at the cross and empty tomb. 

If you would like to follow along and see more about this service? You can find a copy of today’s service folder here.