When Jesus Shows Up
“At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ ”” (Luke 13:31–35, ESV)
Series: Lent 2019
Here is a Lent Prayer Guide produced by our pastor. It has prayers and songs for use as a daily devotional during the season.
The word “Lent” is English in origin and comes from the word “lengthen.” Lent is the time of the year when the days are getting longer, and we are looking forward to the warmth and new life of spring.
Our liturgical calendar reflects this growing light and hope in our celebration of Easter. You see, the date of Easter is always on a Sunday after the spring equinox, because the spring equinox is the point in our solar year when light overtakes dark. Thus the placement of Easter in our church calendar reflects the truth that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the point in history when light overtook darkness, and from that point on the light will grow and grow and grow until the darkness is no more, “And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever,” (Revelation 22:5).