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Lent One

Forty days, or forty years, in a short hand way of the Bible telling us that something very significant is happening that brings about a new order of being. Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness. (RCL Mark 1:9-15) It rained for forty days and nights on the ark before they reached dry land and a new order began. The chosen people of God wondered forty years in the wilderness between leaving oppression in Egypt and reaching their promised land.