Our Chaplain, Rev’d Sapati Tima shares some thoughts with us as we prepare for Lent.
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.” (Matthew 4:1-2).
Lent is a season that offers us an opportunity to set aside time to spiritually prepare for the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus at Easter. It is a time to open the doors of our hearts even wider, and open all the window blinds from our souls to let the Lord’s Light shine through even brighter. Through prayer, fasting, and service we can come to realise that Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday is not just another day at church, but an opportunity to receive victory from Christ in every area of our lives.
From its start on Ash Wednesday (17 February) until its conclusion on Easter Sunday (4 April), Lent invites us to make our minds and hearts ready for remembering Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.
There is a wonderful resource from the Diocese of Auckland for the Lenten journey. You can access it by clicking here.