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Lent—Day One

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A post about Lent! On the first day of the season! Can you believe it?

This is our first time observing Lent with the kids, and it’s the first year that I’m planning to observe this season of repentance with anything other than a fast. Here’s the plan:

I’m eager to spend these weeks intentionally preparing for Easter. Every year, Easter Sunday sneaks up on me, and the celebration of the single greatest event in history passes me by while I’m bogged down in the trappings of this life. As I write this, I’m reminded of a C.S. Lewis quote:

Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that our Lord finds our desires, not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.

When Easter comes on April 8th, I want to be ready to fully worship my God and King for the miraculous, glorious work He has done through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. What pleasure of this world can compare to the joy of worshiping a risen, death-conquering Savior, in whom forgiveness and eternal life are freely given to all who believe?

I plan to update throughout Lent about our family’s experience. I hope you’ll join me in prayer that it doesn’t involve a trip to the hospital for a certain fire-eating, cake-loving, almost-two-year old.

A great post on Lent resources can be found here.

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