Children, did you know that Lent lasts for 40 days? That’s the same number of days that Jesus spent in the wilderness, the same number of days that Moses fasted and prayed, and the same number of days that Noah spent on the ark. There must be something special about the number 40!
Maybe you remember this song from Vacation Church Camp. Which 40 days were we singing about then?
Grown-ups, what do you need ?
We are looking at (almost) 40 days under a Shelter-in-Place order. That’s the same number of days that Jesus spent in the wilderness. The same number of days Moses fasted and prayed. The same number of days Noah spent on the ark.
Forty days represents the brink of exhaustion, and also the possibility for spiritual renewal.
But neither Jesus nor Moses had children with them. And Noah’s kids were already grown.
What do you need in this time of trial?
Do you need virtual parent happy hours? More resources to share at home? A group of parents to text or call when things are hard? What is worrying you? What is encouraging you? Please get in touch if you have suggestions for making this community stronger. The Director of Christian Formation (Boykin) can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.