We are a school (college) of 51 students. ONLY one of knew what lent / ash Wednesday was about.
I was shocked!
But i am aware that all these students come from very different Christian upbringings.
And it was suggested to me too that perhaps in some of the Afrikaans churches LENT is not a big thing…
Regardless, this afternoon i had an awesome moment. 8 students and i sat in a circle under the shade of a tree in a quieter part of campus… we had a little Ash Wednesday service.
There was something authentic about that gathering… like a glimpse of heaven touching earth.
My simple prayer: God, stir something in the depths of us all as we approach Easter with conviction.
The church calendar has a profound candence to it.
I believe when a believer follows these little “cairns” in the calendar that they begin to tune into a deeper rhythm of what God is doing…
There is longetivity of belief in those who listen to the seasons that God has put in place…
“Rend your heart, not your garments” Joel 2:13