“As his body was taken away, the women from Galilee followed and saw the tomb where his body was placed. Then they went home and prepared spices and ointments to anoint his body. But by the time they were finished, the Sabbath had begun, so they rested as required by the law.”
– Luke 23:55-56
Do you long to be like the women who followed to see where Jesus was laid? Join us this Lent on stepping stones to the cross, the path Jesus walked to bring us close to God.
Come explore hope on the way to the cross, the path Jesus walked to reconcile us to God through his sacrifice.
In 2023, Lent is from February 22- April 6. It is a journey toward the cross with Jesus, a time to lean into the beauty of God’s plan for redemption, even as we mourn what our Savior had to endure as the Lamb of God. We invite you to join us in these weekly prayers over the Lenten season.
The seasons and celebrations of the Christian calendar are intended as stepping stones in our spiritual journey, a map of sorts that regularly brings us through the life of Jesus Christ and God’s purposes for our lives.
If the Advent season goes a little too fast because of the holiday hoopla swirling around us, then Lent can become a slower season of reflection. We can pause longer over the Last Supper or linger in the fragrance of a jar of perfume poured over Jesus’s feet.
It is a time to burrow into God’s Word like a warm blanket straight from eternity. Let this be a time that will bring us closer to God and right up to the foot of the cross.
But we won’t stop there. We’ll go to that blessedly empty tomb, where we’ll wonder and rejoice. Our feet will become swift as we run off to tell more people of this remarkable thing that has happened!
Find your Lenten Prayer Guide here and start on February 15, the week before Lent begins. Together, let’s walk the path Jesus walked and find (and share!) hope.