Wonders in the Wilderness: The Story of Lent

Pancake Day has gone, Lent has begun: and people are now fasting and are now praying to remember Jesus Christ. You may be asking: Why are people doing this? And what is Lent anyway?

Well, let’s take a look!

Lent is a period of time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, which is celebrated primarily to remember when Jesus fasted for forty days. But the actual idea to remember this occasion was born in the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. Generations of Christians ever since have been observing Lent.

You may also be asking, “Ok, but what can I learn from this? How does this apply to my life?” 

Let us then look at where it all began:

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.

Luke 4:1-2

During this 40-day period, Jesus was not ‘alone’ Satan was there to tempt him. Why in the world would the devil tempt God? And what can we learn from this?

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at how Jesus was tempted (three times), His response towards that, and how this applies to us today as girls. Until then, see you next week!  

Eden A.

1 thought on “Wonders in the Wilderness: The Story of Lent”

  1. I didn’t know the background to Lent – such a tradition in this nation yet little understood! This is intriguing, and I’m looking forward to the next instalments!


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