Stop, Look, and Listen
The following three reasons about why we prepare for Easter and observe the Season of Lent are not mine but they’re ones that I remember hearing about at one time. Lent begins tomorrow (Ash Wednesday) and is the season of the church year that’s associated with repentance. (Joel 2:13) Some people observe Lent by attending additional worship services or special Bible studies. Others may add special Lenten devotions to their daily routines.
Christians observe Lent for these reasons:
- It causes us to STOP. Lent says, “Stop and rest awhile,” as well as “Stop doing wrong.”
- It tells us to LOOK. Look inward for an honest self-examination. Look upward to see the cross of Christ offering healing and love. Look forward to the hope of the Resurrection.
- It tells us to LISTEN. Listen to the words of Christ. Listen to the voice of God. Listen to the winds of the Spirit of God.
Stop, look and listen. These three words aren’t only important for our safety in travel; they’re also helpful for our journey through the 40 days of Lent. At St. Paul’s, mid-week worship is offered as a way to observe Lent. Services are held on Wednesday evenings (March 6 – April 10) at 7:00 pm. A Soup Supper is held, before worship, at 5:30 pm. All are welcome!
May your Lenten journey with Jesus, toward Easter, be a blessed and faith-growing one.