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.