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 launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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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