Preparing Our Hearts for Easter
What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word lengten, which simply means “spring”, when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ over the darkness of sin and death. It is, to borrow a phrase from C.S. Lewis, a season of a kind of “happiness and wonder that makes you serious.”
It is our prayer that as you journey with us from Ash Wednesday (February 13th) to Easter (March 31st), you would be reminded of the reality of our broken humanity, but as days grow brighter, you would experience with greater abundance, the reality of God's redeeming grace. And so, just as we carefully prepare for big events in our personal lives, such as a wedding or commencement, Lent invites us to make our hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ death and resurrection.
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