The Lenten Season

THE LENTEN SEASON

(Wednesday, February 26 – Sunday, April 11)                                                                                        

Lent, is a religious observance that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the Saturday before Easter/Resurrection Sunday. This time spans 46 days; however, Lent is a 40 day observance (because Sunday’s are not included). It is a time of self-examination, reflection and remembrance of the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness leading to his crucifixion.  Some people use this time to be more intentional in prayer, meditation, or offer this time to fast (refrain from doing something they would normally do as an act of sacrifice/abstinence).

Lent, is also a time of preparation; a time to consider how we, as Christians, should live our lives – in response of God’s gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer.

                                    “There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus,

                                      No not one; no not one

                                      None else could heal all our soul’s diseases

                                      No not one; no not one

                       

                                      Jesus knows all about our struggles

                                      He will guide ‘til the day is done

                                      There’s not a friend like the lowly Jesus

                                       No not one; no not one.”                             HYMN

written by Roberta Young-Jackson, Associate Minister, FUBC