Reasons to Take Lent Seriously

Lent is the season leading up to Good Friday and Easter when we can focus on what God has done for us in Christ.   C. B Colson notes:

“Lent provides us an opportunity to reflect on our mortality.

Our culture seems to live in the denial of death and pursuit of eternal youth. But ignoring death does not erase it —everyone who draws a first breath will take a last one. It is a certainty we can’t escape (Heb. 9:27). But praise God, death is not the last word. For all who belong to Christ, there is a promise stronger than death—we will die, but Jesus will return to raise our bodies, wiping the tears from our eyes and making all things new   (1 Cor. 15:12-28Rev. 21:1-8).

When God raised Jesus, he raided death, destroying its power. Jesus’ resurrection marks the death of death and welcomes us into a living hope (1 Peter. 1:3). This is our consolation and joy in the midst of our mortality”. (Look up these verses & reflect on God’s radical solution to death)- GM