Day 5 (First Sunday in Lent)
February 21, 2021
Jesus spent 40 days and nights in the wilderness, refusing temptation and drawing nearer to God. Use modeling clay to create a physical reminder of a path that leads us closer to the center of the One who never leaves us. This will serve as your Lenten calendar, and we invite you to move your marker along the spiral for each of the 40 days.
• You will need modeling clay and a small stone or marble.
• Roll out your modeling clay on a flat service, and roll it into one long, thick, rope-like shape.
It should be about one-half inch to one inch thick. You can re-shape as necessary.
• Loop one of the ends around the other to form a spiral shape.
• Press down gently on the top of the clay to flatten it slightly.
• Use your own marble or small stone to press into the clay, making 40 indentations from one end
of the spiral to the other. Do your best to space them out evenly.
• Let the clay dry for several hours. When it’s dry, you’re ready to begin using it to count your days throughout
Lent, moving your marker (marble or stone) daily. Remember – we do not count Sundays in Lent!
Read: Psalm 84
The word “selah” is used 74 times in scripture. The meaning is unclear, but many believe it indicates a pause. Where or how do you need to pause in your life?
Prayer: Holy God, some truths are so good that we need a moment to let them sink in, otherwise they risk running off of us like water. So today we slow down. We whisper, “selah.” We pause, and we remember—one day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. Amen.
—Prayer by Rev. Sarah Are | A Sanctified Art LLC | sanctifiedart.org