40 days of Lent

Ash Wednesday kicks off 40 days of Lent, leading to Easter.

I recommend getting in the mood by:

1. Playing Si Smith’s video of Jesus in the wilderness called “40”

2. 1. Reading Tim Kimberley’s History of Lent and the number 40.

“Interestingly, the earliest of Christians believed Jesus was dead in the grave for 40 hours. The number 40 has held significant importance throughout biblical history. The rains fell on Noah in the ark for 40 days and 40 nights. Moses was on top of Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments for 40 days and 40 nights. Elijah walked 40 days and 40 nights to the mountain of the Lord. Jesus, most importantly, fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights before starting his public ministry.”

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

1 Comment

  • it is a good article.Tim Kimberley’s History of Lent and the number 40,it is interesting story!Jesus, most importantly, fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights before starting his public ministry!

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