Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It was the Easter Season 1975. We were serving in a Baptist Church in Bell Gardens, CA. My dearest preached a sermon that changed the way I view the Easter Season from that day to this.
The message was about the suffering and death of Jesus. I had heard many sermons on the subject, but my heart was ready to hear it in a more personal way. I could stop crying as I felt in my soul the suffering and pain of my Savior. When I got home, I spent some time in prayer and felt the need to show my love by spending some time in fasting and prayer.
Since that time I have looked forward to Ash Wednesday. I like to spend a little time each day, either in reflection, study, meditation, prayer and sometimes fasting.
There are many daily devotions for Lent, and now more and more Christians who do not attend a Catholic Church find that the observance of Lent to be a refreshing and renewing way to spend the Easter Season.
This year I'm going to do my own study of the Passion of Christ through the four Gospels.
Do you or your Church observe, Lent, Palm Sunday, or Good Friday? If you do, I would love to hear about it.