Many modern evangelical believers are very detached from the liturgy and legacy of church tradition; yet there is something truly beautiful about these rituals of old. Lent is one of these traditional practices that is virtually ignored (and misunderstood) by many believers today.
Lent is celebrated in the 6 weeks leading up to Easter; it is a time of preparation and self-denial paving the way for the sacrifice of Christ and His resurrection. Many people observe Lent by giving up something they enjoy; alcohol, meat – some modern day versions include: no Facebook, no TV, etc. This is not just a time of denial that is to be dreaded, but the absence of that “thing”, is to be replaced by prayer or a time of spiritual reflection.
Like most religious practices, Lent can become a meaningless routine hoping to appease God and cover our sins for the next year.
There is also another approach of adding a spiritual discipline to your routine; reading the Bible daily, setting aside a time of prayer, committing to read a daily devotions, going through the stations of the Cross.
But, what if life were breathed into Lent and it became a personal devotion to God.
This year Biola University inducted The Lent Project. In their own words, The Lent Project is “an online resource of aesthetically rich daily meditations throughout the Lenten season. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, each day’s meditation includes scripture, art, video, music, and a written reflection.” In is a feast for the soul.
Edge Project’s, Arianna, was asked to contribute a reflections for today, March 28th. See the video below and click the date to read her contribution.