I used this link to download Devotions for Lent by Tyndale House Publishers for free on my Kindle. So far it has been a great resource as I contemplate Lent. Lent is the 40 day journey (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to Easter. It is a time of reflection and sacrifice in anticipation of the agony of the crucifixion and the glory of the resurrection.
“Lent is a plodding, definitive crescendo that leads up to the cacophonous noise of Good Friday and the gorgeous aria of Easter. It’s a season marked by deliberateness and intentionality.”
“It’s difficult to grasp what our sense of entitlement does to our bodies and souls. Our culture worships at the feet of pleasure. As we “shovel it in,” we can become desensitized to our needs—the real hungers in our lives. Observing Lent can help us wrestle with the causes of our perpetual consumption. When we decide to relinquish what fails to truly satisfy, we come face-to-face with some tough questions.”