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                                                            The Season of Lent is a time of prayer, repentance, fasting, and self-examination in preparation for the celebration of Resurrection Sunday or Easter.  It is a period of 40 days not counting Sundays - which are already a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, that begins with Ash Wednesday and continues to Easter. The 40 days is likened to the flood of Genesis, Moses' sojourn at Mount Sinai and Jesus time of testing in the wilderness. 

     During Lent, we hear the power and possibility of the mystery of Jesus who died and was raised for us, and that the way of the cross, and the way to Easter, is through death. Lent reminds us that everything we know will not last forever. This helps us to let go of presumed securities in things other than God and to recognize our distance from God.

    As we seek deeper relationship with Christ, we give ourselves to more time in prayer, Bible reading, and sharing ourselves and our resources with others in some way. In this, we show our sincerity to God for God's great gift of His Son for us. Sacrificing in this way and spending this time with God can help us to understand how vital it is to seek God all of the time. 

     The final week of Lent, Holy Week, we hear Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as we observe Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. On Easter we celebrate the mystery of Christ' victory over the grave. The stone has been rolled away; the tomb is empty, and He has been raised from the dead and sits at the right hand of God! 

     We now have "new" life in Jesus beyond the power of death that requires us to daily surrender our old life so we can embrace the new humanity in Jesus Christ. As you journey towards the cross, may the love of God in Jesus Christ flow through you like the waves of the ocean, driven by the wind.

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