THE VITAL JOURNEY
The Vital Journey
An advertisement for the NCAA basketball season that begins in November and goes to March has been dubbed the “Journey to the Tourney.” There are over 300 college basketball teams that are trying to make it to the NCAA tournament and hundreds more that are trying to win the smaller school tournaments that brings an end to the college basketball season. I have my favorite team. I am pulling for them to do well.
During this very time of the year we also have another more vital journey that we commemorate. It is the journey that Jesus took to the cross to make all who believe in him winners. Because of the supreme significance attached to the suffering and death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Christian Church has designated the six weeks preceding Easter as a season in which to center its attention on Christ’s cross in a special way. We know these six weeks as Lent.
Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, a day so named from the ancient custom of worshippers coming to church in sackcloth and ashes and bare feet and having their foreheads daubed with ashes from palm. These are signs of repentance. That’s what Lent is – a time to repent and remember the vital journey Jesus took to Calvary to forgive you. Join us for this special journey every Wednesday starting February 18th through March 25th.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Pastor Larry A. Zahn