As we follow along on the journey with Jesus to the cross, the season of Lent engages our hearts and minds so that we are truly ready to celebrate once we arrive at Resurrection Sunday. Lent is a time of contemplation, a time of dedication, and a time of preparation. In our tradition, we have sometimes been tempted to gloss over Lent and Holy Week in a rush to get to Easter, but it is in the journey of contrition and repentance that the true splendor of Christ’s triumph over sin and death is magnified. To fully realize the beauty and hope of the Risen One who loves us so deeply, we must also know the disorientation of the darkness.
Students, staff, and faculty of Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary have written these Lenten devotionals from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday. Each 2020 devotional entry is paired with a section of Matthew’s gospel so that we might read through the entirety of the gospel while observing the season of Lent.
Our hope and prayer in compiling and sharing these reflections is that they might encourage you and enhance and deepen your experience of the Lenten journey this year. It is our hope that you will use and share this guide freely.