Lent: A Season of Restoration

Lent is a season within the Church calendar intended to prepare our hearts for Easter. Lent gives us six weeks to consider Christ’s humility in the wilderness temptation and his human trials as we move towards Good Friday and Easter. During this season, we follow Jesus by pursuing humility in our own lives, believing he must come before us. As John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Lent is a season to prepare our hearts for Christ’s victory won at the cross (Good Friday) and tomb (Easter). It’s a season of humble honesty about our sin and neediness so we can better rest in the work of Jesus on our behalf. Lent is “first and foremost about the gospel making its way deeper into our 3 lives.”1 During this season, the Christian follows Jesus by pursuing humility in our own life, believing he must come before us. As John said, “He must increase, but I must decrease.”

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