No matter what religion you might be Lent is part of our Christian heritage. You might feel that there are no traditions of the early church that the Lord wants us to hold dear, however I feel strongly that if it draws you closer to the center of Christ our Immanuel grab hold and grow.
The apostles creed is just that, the Apostles Creed. They used it less then 50 years after His Glory from the grave, it was there way of spreading the gospel. Yes, you heard me right. They could teach the gospel and it could be memorized easily. If you look at our christian history you might be further amazed at our Christian church Year. I totally enjoy Mesianic Jews for this very reason they love the past and plunge into the future with a gusto that transforms my shallow false ideas into light transforming Grace absorbing challenges of All that He is, in us and for us.
Father, remind me that because Jesus experienced the darkness, you have shown me your light; because he experienced alienation, you have promised me a home; because he experienced the grave, you have given me the skies. And help me not to be afraid, because you are my shield and very great reward. In Christ’s Name, Amen.