I suppose, the season of Lent may seem like a dark time to many. The practice of sacrificing something during this season can be difficult , though technically we’re supposed to add something more of God into our lives in place of what we are giving up. It also might seem dark to people because it’s focused on Jesus’ sacrifice and death.
Yet, the actual light, as in daylight, begins to increase as we move further into spring. This says something to my spirit. Jesus’ death didn’t happen during the darkest time of the year. It happened when new life was literally bursting forth from all of nature and when the brightness of the sun was growing (which, by the way, brings forth the brightest light of the year around the time of Pentecost,the giving of the Spirit).
So, on this day, as we prepare for our annual focus on remembering Christ’s giving of His life for ours, perhaps our greatest focus should be on Him as The Light of the world and in the glory of God that Ge brought to us all. Maybe then our joy will be made more complete during this season as God’s glory is proclaimed by the birds singing all around us and the flowers beginning to break through from there sleep in the darkness.