I will begin this journey into Lent on Feb 21st and will be reading through the Book of Jeremiah.
Jeremiah was a prophet. He was an Israelite priest who prophesied that Babylon would come as a judgment against them but also that God would not abandon them but that He would transform their hearts.
In 49 separate verses, Jeremiah mentions the heart. This is also the same covenant that Jesus spoke of at the Last Supper when He held up the wine and the bread. He lifted the cup and spoke of His blood being poured out. He lifted the bread and spoke of His body being broken.
One of the hardest things to do is look into the scripture and see how Jesus died for us. Not just that, but also for how our sin and our own hard hearts put Him on the cross. Lent leads to the opportunity to gaze at that and see Jesus’s death, burial, and resurrection in a fresh and renewed way. To see how His death was a gift to us.
My prayer is that you will join in and read along. That you will look at the scriptures, ponder the concepts, pray for a revelation, and see Jesus! See Him and not look away from what God is desiring to do in your heart as the people in Jeremiah’s day looked away and hardened their own hearts.
Thanks for Listening,