Lent 2021: Lent: A Time for Reflection & Repentance by Elaine Wilson
"Search me, O God, and know my heart, test me and know my thoughts.See if there is any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting"
February 20, 2021
Lent: A Time for Reflection & Repentance
Unlike Advent, which is a joyful season when we anticipate the birth of the Baby Jesus, Lent is a time of serious reflection when we examine our lives and acknowledge those areas which we know are not in accordance with God’s will. When we confess our sins to God and ask for His forgiveness, He extends His love, mercy and pardon to all who have received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. We renew our relationship with God as His sons and daughters.
Our Lenten journey heightens our appreciation for the suffering and death Jesus endured on the cross for our salvation, the foundation of our faith. During Lent, some people fast or eliminate something which gives them pleasure, whereas others adopt something new to enhance their spiritual growth. The Lenten season culminates on Easter Sunday with the joyous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection.
Prayer: Dear God, thank You for undeserved love and mercy towards us. May the Holy Spirit guide us as we strive to follow the example of Jesus and live in a way that pleases You.
Sister Elaine J. Wilson
Sarah Allen Missionary Society
The members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church
have written their devotions and reflections on the impact of the season of Lent
in their lives. Each testimony in the booklet is a personal reflection of the
We welcome you on this journey with us as we discuss our sacrifices and hope
that some aspect of the scripture, reflections, or prayers will inspire you as you
experience the season.
Read along with us each day or download the book to read along with us offline. May God bless and keep you throughout this season of reflection.