About 40 Gifts of Lent
Lent is about giving something up to remember the sufferings that Christ endured on our behalf. While I’ll never forget the price Jesus paid to rescue me, I’d rather not give up something to remember the cross. Instead, I want to receive more of Jesus, more joy, more peace, more freedom. I want the gift of truth to counter the lies I believe. I want to receive the gift of a blessing that will encourage my soul … to receive a gift of immeasurable grace over and over.
I am anticipating the arrival of Easter and celebrating the most amazing good gift I’ve ever received. I want to focus my heart on the fulfilled expectation of Christ’s first coming and the glorious expectation of His second coming. I want to celebrate the freedom I have in Christ to overcome strongholds and addictions.
It’s a beautiful thing to be surprised with a gift from someone when it’s not your birthday or Christmas or any other special occasion. Don’t you love receiving a gift? It doesn’t matter the size of the gift … the gift can be a handmade card or a single wild flower. You are given the gift because you are loved.
The 40 Gifts of Lent is a daily journal about receiving a love gift … a God given gift, everyday leading up to Easter. I’ll write a short post everyday about a new gift that is unwrapped.
Bless you Donna … it’s too bad I just came upon your “gifts of Lent” the beginning of Holy Week (although I am familiar with Margaret Feinberg and did Lent with her last year) … the way you have chosen to share these 40 days is absolutely beautiful. I hope I am able to go back through all of your 40 days and soak in your prayers and readings. I love how you have chosen to look for the Gift… and indeed the Resurrection of Christ is packed with unexpected and expected gifts along the way … even if it be the Via Dolorosa (we can find the “gift” in the suffering as well)! Thank you for choosing to do 40 days of Lent as opening each day an unexpected gift… may you find treasures in each one.
What a beautiful note to open and read today. Thank you for visiting here and I hope you are able to visit again and please continue to share your thoughts, too. Unwrapping a new gift everyday is a beautiful thing! The Bible is an ancient book written with The Word that never ages…there will always be a new truth to discover. A new gift to unwrap. The Lent Challenge has indeed been a challenge, but it’s been the best use of time and so worth it! God is so very good!
Blessings and more grace,