Giving it up…

“When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.””

‭‭John‬ ‭8:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Most people associate Lent with giving something up. Traditionally this was a means of self-denial in order to focus on one’s relationship with God. By sacrificing something from their daily routine, the individual could be reminded of Jesus’ sacrifice and all that they have gained through it. 
In recent years this practice seems to have lost its sognificance for some. And some Christians have struggled with the question of what to do with Lent – of how to observe it in a meaningful way. 

I came across this posted on Facebook as Lent began this week: 


I thought it particularly meaningful and Christ-like. And, after all, isn’t that the entire pount of this Season? To grow closer to and become more like the One in whose footsteps we seek o follow? 

This Lent, may you seek Christ with your whole heart, and may you find Him. 

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