40 Days Many Ways

Last week on Ash Wednesday, I started a Lenten devotional. Neither Luke nor I could figure out how ‘they’ counted 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, until I read in one of our library books on Christian festivals that ‘they’ count only weekdays up to the day before Good Friday, and do not include Sundays. Who are ‘they’, anyway? I love the Far Side cartoon that answers that question with a few people in a little room… Anyway, I have been enjoying the way the Scripture passages have been arranged quite meaningfully in this book, and look forward each morning to how God is going to speak to me anew through them.
Another journey starts today, with an exact duration of 40 days until Easter, begun by my pastor for our church body. He was inspired by the book, From The Inside Out: A Revolutionary 40-Day Fast From Wrong Thinking! by Gregory Dickow. Pastor Mike has organized for us a program of six weeks that will renew our minds in preparation for Resurrection Day. That is something we all can use, I’m sure. You can follow along with us on our 40-day fast here.
‘They’ say that there are many numbers that have special signifigance to the Lord. 40 is apparently one of them. We are praying for at least 40 more days of gestation for this little girl of ours; will you join us in this request? She appears to be happily settled in her nest, but I tell people that we won’t know if this is a normal pregnancy until it is over. And for me, a normal pregnancy is, can you guess? 40 weeks or more. 🙂

2 Replies to “40 Days Many Ways”

  1. Oh yes! I join you in this prayer for (at least) 40 days more gestation for your sweet baby!

    That sounds like a good project your pastor has started. I am checking it out now.

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