Editor’s Note: With so many churches in our area having to suspend worship services during the coronavirus pandemic, we are asking local pastors to partner with us in bringing a daily message of hope and comfort to readers during this difficult time.
The Lenten journey is rapidly leading followers of Jesus to the events of Holy Week and crucifixion. These 40 days (excluding Sundays) symbolize the time our Lord spent in the wilderness after baptism by his cousin John. There he underwent hunger, thirst, spiritual battles and temptation unlike any other person.
Centuries of church tradition have taught us there