Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal

Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal — During this time of introspection and penitence, believers often embrace acts of charity and self-denial, seeking to emulate Christ’s sacrifice and teachings.

Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal

It is a season marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, as the faithful contemplate the profound mysteries of sin, redemption, and divine love. The austerity of Lent serves not as an end, but a means to renew one’s faith, culminating in the joyous resurrection of Easter Sunday, when the promise of eternal life is celebrated with exultant hearts and uplifted spirits.

Reflecting on Lent: A Season of Renewal — During this time of introspection and penitence, believers often embrace acts of charity and self-denial, seeking to emulate Christ's sacrifice and teachings. It is a season marked by prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, as the faithful contemplate the profound mysteries of sin, redemption, and divine love. The austerity of Lent serves not as an end, but a means to renew one's faith, culminating in the joyous resurrection of Easter Sunday, when the promise of eternal life is celebrated with exultant hearts and uplifted spirits.

The Essence of Lent

Lent is more than just a tradition; it is a heartfelt commitment to walk closer with God. It is a time for believers to reflect on the sacrifice of Christ and to emulate His life of service and devotion. The practices of fasting, prayer, and almsgiving are not mere rituals but avenues to deepen one’s faith and compassion towards others¹.

Origins and Observance

The term “Lent” originates from the Old English word “lencten,” which signifies the arrival of spring. Historically, the practice of a 40-day fast before Easter was first noted in the fourth century, with the Council of Nicea in 325 AD acknowledging it as a widespread custom¹. While its precise origins are debated, the essence of Lent has always been a period of penitence and renewal.

Lent, a solemn and reflective season in the Christian calendar, spans approximately 40 days(excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter Sunday. It begins on Ash Wednesday and concludes on Holy Saturday. During Lent, believers engage in practices such as fasting, prayer, and self-examination as they prepare their hearts for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. It’s a time to draw closer to God, seek forgiveness, and deepen one’s faith journey.

Modern Reflections

Today, Lent is observed in various ways across different Christian denominations. Some may choose to give up certain luxuries, while others might commit to daily devotions or acts of kindness. The diversity in observance enriches the season, allowing each individual to find a personal path to spiritual growth².

A Call to Action

As we embark on this Lenten journey, let us embrace the opportunity to grow in humility and love. Let us seek to understand the depth of God’s grace and extend it to those around us. May this season of Lent be a transformative experience, leading us to a joyful and triumphant Easter celebration.

May this Lenten season bring you closer to the heart of God, as you reflect on His love and the ultimate sacrifice of His Son. Embrace this time with an open heart, and may you emerge renewed and strengthened in your faith.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalm 51:10

HOLY WEEK:

Holy Week #HolyWeek

A list of events that lead up to Easter.


| Lazarus Saturday | Palm Sunday | Holy Monday |
| Holy Tuesday | Spy Wednesday |
| Maundy Thursday | Good Friday | Holy Saturday |
| Resurrection Day (Easter Sunday) | Easter Monday |


Easter Blog Posts

Below is a list of blog posts that relate to Easter. Be sure to check them all out!

Easter Blog Posts
Easter Posts Easter Blog Posts Complete Blog Post List for Easter
  1. 1 Cross, 3 Nails, 4 Given Church Sign
  2. 8 Things Jesus Accomplished on the Cross
  3. 20th anniversary of the powerful film, “The Passion of the Christ.”
  4. A-Z of Easter, The
  5. Amber Alert: Jesus Christ is Missing
  6. Arise My Love by Newsong
  7. Ascension
  8. Ash Wednesday, Day of Ashes
  9. Body of Christ
  10. Breakfast Pizza
  11. Broken Egg
  12. CEO Christians Church Sign
  13. Colors of Easter
  14. Cracking the Tradition of Hiding Easter Eggs
  15. Create and Hide Unbreakable Easter Eggs
  16. Cross Acronym
  17. Cross of Jesus
  18. Cross Tree
  19. Dogwood Tree
  20. Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt
  21. Dye Eggs with All Natural Ingredients
  22. Easter celebrations in the era of social distancing
  23. Easter Egg Trunk Hunt
  24. Easter Finger Puzzle Printable
  25. Easter is Canceled
  26. Easter Lilies Can Kill A Cat?
  27. Easter Monday
  28. Easter Story Snack Mix Printable
  29. Easter Sweet Treats Makes Easter Special
  30. Easter Symbols
  31. Easter Trees
  32. Easter Word Search Printable
  33. Egg Rolling
  34. Emoji Easter Story Printable
  35. Empty Egg
  36. Finished An Easter Spoken Word Videos by KB
  37. Forgiveness
  38. Free Easter Printables
  39. Good Friday
  40. Happy Easter “Resurrection Day”
  41. He is Risen Display
  42. Hiding Easter Eggs
  43. History of Easter Bonnets
  44. Holy Monday
  45. Holy Saturday
  46. Holy Thursday
  47. Holy Tuesday
  48. Holy Wednesday
  49. Hot Cross Buns
  50. If Jesus Had An Obituary
  51. Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  52. It’s Not About the Bunny Church Sign
  53. Jelly Bean Prayer Printable
  54. Jesus Shows His Scars
  55. KSBJ’s Cross Stops in Houston!
  56. Lazarus Saturday
  57. Legend of the Donkey’s Cross
  58. Legend of the Sand Dollar Printable
  59. Legend of the Three Trees
  60. Lent
  61. Let kites soar: A Lenten tradition takes flight
  62. Life Savers
  63. Make Easter Eggs Last
  64. Maundy Thursday
  65. Meaning Behind Easter Lilies
  66. No Bones About It – Jesus Is Alive!
  67. Palm Sunday
  68. Passover
  69. Resurrection Bracelet
  70. Resurrection Rolls
  71. Searching for Christ
  72. Shrove Tuesday
  73. Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus
  74. Son of God Movie Review
  75. Spy Wednesday
  76. Stay-At-Home Spring Printables for Kids
  77. Stitching Easter delights with Sewing
  78. Sweating Blood Prayer
  79. Telelestai
  80. That’s My King Dr. S.M. Lockridge
  81. The Rock at UT Painted for Easter (2024)
  82. The University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Messages (2022)
  83. Trail to the Empty Tomb
  84. Truth About Easter Bunny & Easter Eggs
  85. That Tomb Is Still Empty, Easter Story Told by Two Kids
  86. Unique Easter Traditions from Around the Globe
  87. University of Tennessee Rock painted with an Easter Message, The
  88. What if the Resurrection Happened Today
  89. What’s So Good About Good Friday?
  90. Why Did Jesus Fold the Napkin?
  91. Words of Forgiveness by Saving Darkness
  92. You, Sin, Christ – A Simple Illustration
  93. You’ve Been Egged Printable

Sources

  1. What is Lent and Why Do Christians Celebrate It? | A Guide to Lent.
  2. 15 Best Lent Blogs and Websites in 2024 – Feedspot Blog
  3. Reflecting on the season: Bible verses for Lent
  4. Journey to the Cross: A Devotional Guide – The Gospel Coalition
  5. 40 Meaningful and Unique Lent Ideas To Follow This Sacred Season

Check out Courageous Christian Father’s Wish list on Amazon where you can purchase and be sent directly to them!

Subscribe To Courageous Christian Father!


Subscribe

Don’t miss any blog posts! Subscribe today! You can subscribe via WordPress or by entering your email! Thank you!

Follow Courageous Christian Father on WordPress.com

Join 1,618 other subscribers

Don’t forget to also share blog posts you love on your favorite social media too! Thank you! Sharing is caring!

Follow Steve Sews on Social Media


Below are some examples of blog entries from all the blogs that I do. (Courageous Christian Father, Steve Sews Stuff, and SteveZ DesignZ). 

Loading RSS Feed

Recent Posts

  • Road Trip Essentials
    Road Trip Essentials — a list of must have essentials for going on a road trip. #RoadTrip
  • Heart Shield Bible
    Heart Shield Bible — In the tumultuous times of World War II, soldiers clung to symbols of faith and hope as they faced the uncertainties of battle. Among these symbols was a unique edition of the New Testament, known as the “Heart Shield Bible.” These Bibles, often issued to American soldiers, came with a metal cover designed to be carried in a shirt pocket over the heart. #HeartShieldBible
  • National Donut Day
    National Donut Day – a day to get free donuts! Find out where to score a free donut. Plus I mention donut in the Bible. I use a play on words. Do Not! Get it? #NationalDonutDay #DonutDay
  • Vacation Bible School
    It’s that time of year again to say Yes to VBS! Yes that is right it is Vacation Bible School Time! I share my experience with VBS. #VBS #VacationBibleSchool
  • How to Spot a VBS Volunteer Comic
    Since is Vacation Bible School (VBS) time, I figured I would share this comic from Adam Ford aka Adam4D. This comic talks about how to spot a VBS Volunteer. #Adam4D #VBS #VacationBibleSchool #VBSVolunteer

Thank You For Reading Courageous Christian Father!


Thank you for reading. Please feel free to share and like this blog post.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

Feel free to share your comment! Thank you!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.