"The tradition of Lent - a forty-day sacrifice - is one way of mourning the death that sin has caused in our lives. As we see Jesus perfectly withstand Satan's temptation in the wilderness, we admit our own shortcomings, our own inadequate sacrifices. This period of 'giving up' has a profound way of recalling our desperate need for Jesus Christ."
Devotions For Lent
I am taking these days of the Lenten season to remember my desperate need for Jesus Christ. I am preparing my heart for the forthcoming Easter celebration with special times of reading His Word, repentance, prayer, fasting, and reflection.
"All God's plans have the mark of the cross on them,
and all his plans have the death to self in them.