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Lent is time for prayer and repentance

February 15, 2016

[argusleader.com – Souix City, Iowa] by Pastor Melissa Fletcher, First Baptist Church

This past Wednesday marked the first day of the season of Lent.

So, what is Lent?

Well, I’m not talking about the fuzzy stuff that you pull out of your dryer vent. Instead, Lent, is a time of preparation. It is a spiritual journey that will span forty days, from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday.

In the early days of the Church, the season of Lent was a time of preparation for new converts as they readied their hearts to enter into Christian Baptism on Easter Sunday. Since these new members were to be received into a community of faith, all the people were called to prepare for this sacred time….

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