In Lent 2011, First Saints is reading through the book Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper as a discipline of study, focus and prayer. Today, as Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, we are starting with a question. A very important question.
Who was Jesus Christ?
As we journey through Lent together, our aim is not simply to read about him. It’s not to learn about him. Our purpose is to see him!
I’m thinking of seeing that doesn’t happen with our eyes, but with our hearts. In Ephesians 1:18 (a text I almost preached on last Sunday), it says “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you.”
That’s a great prayer to begin Lent with. May the eyes of your heart and mine be enlightened so that we may know the hope to which God has called us.