This is a time of reflection and deep introspection.
One is searching the heart and doing an inspection.
Has my life been worth the pain of Christ’s sacrifice?
Would anyone of us be willing to pay the price
For any child of ours who is rejecting the way?
For without Christ’s precious gift we all would pay.
The wages of sin, we would be sentenced therein.
Lent is a time of prayer and unrelenting focus
Focusing on the example Christ was in Damascus.
Reflecting on His miraculous healings as if you were there.
Amazing restorations of families that showed His care.
If you are intent on giving something up for Lent,
Self righteousness is something you need to circumvent.
Remember some of Christ’s last worlds before he died.
“Forgive them for they know not what they do.”
Nothing you deny yourself in Lent will save you.
Ensure your motives are those simply of remembering.
When you give up favourite things you are not trying
To build up points to buy favour to use when you are dying.
Christ paid the whole price on the cross when He died,
If you apply works He need not have been crucified.
Ephesians 2:8 ~ “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and not that of yourselves: it is the gift of God.
Galatians 6:3 ~ “For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.”
John 1:29 ~ “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world.”