Welcome to the wilderness.
Lent is a season of forty days that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends the day before Easter on Holy Saturday. Though Lent is not mentioned by name in the Bible, it is deeply rooted in both the Old and New Testaments. After God rescues them from Egypt, the Hebrew people spend forty years in the wilderness learning how to be God’s people so that they can enter the Promised Land. After his baptism, Jesus is driven by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. It is in the wilderness that Jesus fasts and prays while learning to depend on God alone.