Salem United Methodist Church




Lenten Devotional





Lenten Devotional





LENT- A season for reflection and penitence.  A time to prepare for the
celebration of Easter, the resurrection of our Savior, Jesus the Christ.





The Lenten season brings us many chances for worship and study
together.  God's love surrounds us, and one more example of His Love
is the Lenten Devotional booklet.  It is written and prepared by the
members of Salem and Bethany United Methodist Churches
every other year.  As you read and use the devotionals, we ask that you pray
for the persons who wrote them.  For some, the thoughts and reflections
came easy, for others not so easy, but each one is written and offered
to show how God is working in their lives, and to show their love for God.





We are commanded to love.  When Jesus was asked which
commandment was the greatest, he responded:





Matthew 12: 29-31 "The most important one is this: 'Hear, O Israel,
the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with
all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' 
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself. 
There is no commandment greater than these.'"





May the Lenten Season bring us closer as Christians,
may we work, serve, and love as Jesus Commanded.
The Salem Witness Committee