Lent Devotions 2012: Introduction

Welcome to the 2012 Christ Lutheran Church Lenten Devotions. Thanks for taking the time to journey through the season of Lent with us.

2012 is an important year, especially if you live in London. For this summer, we will welcome people from around the world who are coming to our capital city in order to participate in or to enjoy watching the Olympic Games.

To help us get into the Olympic spirit, our devotions for Wednesdays in Lent will have an athletics theme. On Thursday the focus shifts to the seven I am sayings of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Fridays in Lent see us standing at the foot of the cross of Christ overhearing His words spoken as He hung dying on the cursed tree. Contemplation of the questions asked by those at the trial and crucifixion of Jesus take centre stage on Saturdays. On Mondays we take a look back at texts used in the Divine Services of worship used each Sunday. Bringing this relay to its finish is Tuesdays, when we meditate on Old Testament prophecies concerning the Saviour.

My thanks go out to all of the members and friends of Christ Lutheran Church who have “volunteered” to contribute devotions. Thanks are also due the editorial staff who did such an efficient job of putting these devotions together. We pray that these devotions will help each of us to prepare for the great Feast of our Lord’s Resurrection on Easter Day. As we consider His sufferings and death in our place, may the magnitude and power of the cross of Jesus Christ bring us assurance, peace, and hope as we run the race of life in faithful service to Jesus Christ our Lord. It is our prayer that this meagre contribution will assist each one who reads it to fight the good fight.

Jon Ehlers, Pastor.

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