We often associate Lent as a time for reflection,contemplation and confession. The Lenten season does have these aspects to it. It is a season of forty days preceding Easter and reminds us of the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, fasting and facing temptation. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent and falls forty days before Easter. Since Sunday is a feast day, we do not count Sundays in the forty days of Lent. Counting back forty days from Easter, skipping Sundays, the fortieth day is a Wednesday and so we have Ash Wednesday. Although Lent is often a somber time as we contemplate the suffering and passion of our Lord, joy is not out of place during this season of contemplation and confession. This year we will be taking a look at the book of Philippians where we will hear again and again the words, 'Rejoice in the Lord always ." We invite you to join us in drawing closer to God as we dive into the book of Philippians. The study starts Ash Wednesday and continues for the following five weeks.
Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.