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Lent 2024: Foreword by Dr. Yvonne Bolling


 

February 13, 2024


Foreword


To God Be the Glory!

Two Thousand Twenty-four---


During the Christmas holidays, I was riding on the “A” train when I noticed a poster with a statement in these big bold letters: TIME IS ON OUR SIDE. Looking closer, underneath this in smaller font was the statement: It Is Not Unlimited. It was an ad for a law firm. I thought of the irony because the season of joy and celebration surrounding Christ’s birth was in full swing, yet the trials associated with Ash Wednesday and Lent were looming in just a few weeks.


The suddenness of the arrival of Lent brought home the fact that our time is not unlimited. We are reminded by the “voices of our ancestors” included in this book.  Jesus’ time on earth was not unlimited but, because of His crucifixion and resurrection, we are hopeful for a time when life is eternal.


The reflections in this booklet represent the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


The booklet is a component of the outreach ministry of the Commission on Christian Education. The compilation of scriptures, devotions, prayers and beliefs are testimonies of the writers’ desire to share a spiritual journey. 

We hope this will be an uplifting resource as you make the best use of your daily devotional time on your spiritual journey through this season of Lent and Easter.


HE IS RISEN!

May God Bless You.



    Yvonne L. Bolling

                                                            Director, Commission on Christian Education

 

Lent 2024

We invite you to join us in reflection, meditation and prayer for a season of renewal, repentance and rejoicing from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday.


Each day is a reflection representing the thoughts and aspirations of the members and friends of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church expressing what the season of Lent means to them.  Their wide range of perspectives describe how this time of renewal, repentance and rejoicing has been and will be used to focus on Jesus’ life, crucifixion and resurrection.


Read along with us each day or download the book to read and write along with us offline.


 

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