As a spiritual wilderness Lent is challenging. We are stripped down and vulnerable and we find out what we're made of. But we also find out what our Saviour is made of, and when we keep our eyes fixed on him we discover that when we are weak, he is strong, and that his strength is made perfect in our weakness.
The Love that is our goal is Jesus Christ, he is our goal – to abide in him and he in us so that we no longer live but it is he who lives in us, that is our goal. And the goal of Lent is to bring us face to face with this Love in the face of Jesus as he makes his way to Jerusalem and finally as he is hung on the Cross.
In an effort to make Lent a holy time for you we have prepared this daily devotional for use during the season. There are 47 different entries, one for each day, containing 47 different passages of Scripture and a devotional reflection from 47 different Anglicans across Canada. We offer this resource to you in humility and gratitude and pray that it helps you grow nearer to our Lord in faith this Advent.
Let me pose the question to you that I’ve been sitting with recently: Where have you failed in the last two years? What are you learning from that?
What gifts has God, in his manifold wisdom and grace, given to you? How might God want to make his power and love known to others through those gifts? Perhaps something for us to prayerfully contemplate this Epiphany.