It gives me great pleasure to this year’s Lent Devotion series which will start tomorrow, Ash Wednesday.
Lent is a magnificent time to reflect on transformational change. And in the spring, change is everywhere we look, the world is abundant with new beginnings and new growth.
Too often, however, we want to sprint right to Easter without fully embracing the Lenten season that leads us there. Lent reflects on the forty days that Jesus wandered in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan — preparing him for a ministry that is destined to end in his crucifixion and death.
Few of us can relate to the level of sacrifice, surrender, and commitment Jesus displayed during his forty days in the desert. But, Lent provides us with an opportunity to deepen our own faith by engaging in regular spiritual discipline from Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday.
We are richly blessed by your support of Lutheran Indian Ministries. Because of you, we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, disciple others, and facilitate healing in every one of God’s seasons. Thank you.
May God bless you always,
Tim Young Eagle (Pawnee)