We are excited to share a devotional written by Senior Pastor Scott Bosier in preparation for Lent. You can view the devotion each day on our Facebook page (fb.com/cometothecreek), our website (www.cometothecreek.com) or sign-up for our newsletter to receive it via e-mail.
A Journey to the Cross – A Word About This Devotional
This devotional was written as an aid to draw nearer to God during the season of Lent. The season of Lent is typically 40 days starting on Ash Wednesday and culminating on Easter Sunday. Lent is often characterized by fasting or “giving up” something as a sacrificial way of observing this holy season. Some people give up sweets, or soda, sometimes they give up a meal, or TV, the computer…you get the idea. Then why is this devotional for 47 days? Typically, the seven Sundays of Lent are not fast days but feast days. So, for the sake of continuity and keeping a regular devotion, I chose to do one for every day of the season. The purpose of Lent is not a penitential act to earn God’s favor, but rather a time to deeply reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice and draw near to God through prayer and devotion. The devotion is formatted with a Scripture reading, short devotional insight and a small prayer. The theme of a Journey to the Cross is to reflect on Jesus Christ’s journey as recorded in John’s Gospel. In following Jesus’ journey, the hope is that you will see your own Journey to the Cross with Christ and encourage you to keep walking along with Him on that journey.