After Jesus’ baptism, he is led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit for a 40-day time of spiritual preparation through fasting and prayer. The 40-day season of Lent is intended to be a time of preparation for us as well. Many Christians give something up or take something on during Lent as a way of increasing their spiritual awareness and drawing nearer to God. How will you use this season of Lent to make room in your heart and life for God? Our scripture reading comes from Mark 1:9-15.

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