Lent: Rejection and Repentance

By Steven Koster

February 28, 2017

Our March theme for the Today devotions, written by my former pastor, Rev. Fred Bultman, is called “Lent: Rejection and Repentance.”

Do you have a GPS in your car or on your phone? If you do, you’ve likely heard the voice tell you that it is “RECALCULATING” when you’ve made a wrong turn or decided not to travel the way the GPS had determined you should go.

That’s sort of what Lent is all about. Lent also gives us an opportunity to pause and consider our path, to repent and RECALCULATE as we look at our walk of faith. To repent means to stop what we’re doing and turn in a new direction. It means to express sorrow for the way we’ve been going and ask for assistance as we travel a different path. It means to stop following the ways of the world and follow the ways of Christ Jesus, our true and faithful GPS who never takes us down the wrong road.

Lent also gives us a time to think soberly about the suffering and rejection that Jesus endured while he lived here among us. Why did he suffer? So that we might be redeemed—brought back to him.

Beginning on March 1 this year, the season of Lent takes us all the way from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday on April 14. And then we celebrate Easter on April 16.

Rev. Fred Bultman will help us focus on our need for a Savior as we explore repentance and rejection, two meaningful and timely topics in this Lenten season. He will show us how Jesus suffered and was rejected so that we might be accepted, and he will help us examine our own lives, confess our sins, and draw closer to God.

May you be refreshed, refocused, and renewed in God’s Word!

About the author — Steven Koster

Rev. Dr. Steven Koster joined Back to God Ministries International in 2006 and soon launched ReFrame Media with a fresh vision for media and technology to build disciples and communities in Christ. During his time as Director of ReFrame, he also served as the Executive Editor of Today. Steven stepped down from these roles in 2019 as he felt led to focus on new challenges, including doctoral research and their family’s bed and breakfast in Grand Rapids. He and his wife Deb have three adult children and enjoy leading pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment seminars. Steven continues to collaborate with Deb to produce our marriage and family ministry, Family Fire.

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