A Season of Preparation

photo by The Cleveland Kid

Let me start by saying I will never apologize for my beliefs or for sharing them. That said, this blog is not intended to push religion on you, the reader, but we are entering one of the most important seasons of the Christian faith and this year, it is really weighing heavy on me. Because of that, I want to take a moment to express my gratefulness for the season of preparation we are beginning today, Ash Wednesday.

The season of Lent was originally intended as a season of preparation for those entering the church, or recommitting to the church, and mirrors the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for the temptations that would try to overtake him. In modern days, the church now focusing on prayer and, in some cases, fasting in order to prepare ourselves and reflect on the grace God bestowed on us when He sent Jesus to die on the cross for us.

Our world is cluttered with so many things these days. We live our lives at an incredible speed and its so easy to lose sight of what it’s all about in the noise of our everyday lives. Regardless of what you believe, I hope you will take the time to slow down and turn your gaze inward and upward to see the bigger picture.

Every Easter, our church plays this amazing sermon by Dr. S.M. Lockridge called That’s My King. I thought it would be a nice way to start the season and guide my time of reflection and introspection.

S.M. Lockridge’s sermon That’s My King:

Wishing you many blessings this season.

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