This is an unusual calendar year. Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, seems odd, especially for those who may be considering giving up sweets for Lent. The other weird coincidence is the date for Easter Sunday… April 1st, commonly called, “April Fools’ Day”.

Hmmmmm…reminds me of a famous quote by missionary martyr Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” Elliot was saying that our lives are not our own so why not give them for the cause Christ? Why try to hold onto something that is actually temporary, even if temporary means 90 years. 90 or 100 years in comparison with eternity is but a breath. What are you dedicating your life to? Is it worthwhile, is it making an impact?

Jesus Christ came to earth to rescue us from the bondage of sin and give us abundant life, a cool side note, freedom and abundancy lasts for all of eternity! Come join us in person or via our website as we take this Lenten Journey together!

Pastor Chris Yount