Lent is a season within the Christian Calendar. There are special days Christians observe, like Easter or Christmas. Those days usually fall within seasons. Easter is actually it's own season. (More on that later.) Lent too is it's own season. It begins Ash Wednesday, and lasts 40 days, excluding Sundays, leading up to Easter. Lent is wilderness time. It is 40 days to help us recall the Israelites 40 years and Jesus' 40 days in the Wilderness. It is a time where we get back to basics and let go of the things that are not needed. For many Christian traditions it's a time of fasting. For others, it's a time to take up a Christian practice, or let go of a bad habit.
Lent concludes with Holy Week, Holy week begins after Palm Sunday and includes: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. It is the darkest time of the Christian Year because we remember the Crucifixion of Christ. Some Christian Traditions strip the liturgical colors from the church for these few days, or put up black liturgical colors.
On March 1st Lent will begin. Here at Fig Tree, we will have our own devotional, Fruit of the Spirit. If you are still looking for a devotional, you can click the link and choose the format that bests suits you.-OR- visit our meditation tab every day starting March 1st, and we will post the devotional along with the biography for the daily writer.
Either way, I hope your preparations for Easter are fruitful. May God walk with you on your journey this Lenten season.