Two months of the New Year have already passed and we find ourselves at the beginning of Lent this week. Easter is just around the corner!
One of my brilliant readers suggested I create a Easter Scripture Countdown chain for the season of Lent like the Advent Scripture Countdown I designed a few Christmases ago. I thought that was a terrific idea and got right on it!
There are so many great Bible verses appropriate to this season, it was difficult to narrow it down, but I eventually settled on these:
Scripture Chain Assembly How-To
I printed several copies on different colors of card stock so we could alternate colors (and have extras to share with extended family and neighbors).
I cut the days apart using a paper cutter ($2 garage sale find that has been serving our family well for decades now, though it could probably stand to be sharpened after all that use. Anybody know how to do that?).
Then my youngest daughter helped me sort them and glue our chain together. Didn’t it turn out nice?
The chain incorporates the 40 days of Lent. (For this year, that runs Wednesday, March 6, through Thursday, April 18.) It also covers all of the Passion week (Palm Sunday through Resurrection Sunday). Since those time periods include a few days of overlap, there’s a total of 43 verses on this chain.
Don’t feel like you have to begin on the first day of Lent, either. You can pick up on it anytime.
In fact, I purposefully made the final week such that it can stand alone. It highlights the events of the passion week and would make a great Sunday school craft to send home with students on Palm Sunday (hint-hint).
For Further Study…
For another great way to focus your thoughts on the finished work of Christ the Lenten season, check out my brand new devotional journal, Because He Lives (affiliate link).
It’s full of word studies, journaling prompts, Bible verses, and beautiful vintage artwork…
As in all my other devotional journals, there’s lots of room to write or sketch. Space to reflect on the Scripture quotes on every page. Intricate borders and detailed images to color as you meditate on God’s word.
Because He Lives is designed to help readers ponder the marvelous, matchless love of Christ. A love that compelled Him to come to earth, take on flesh, live a sinless life, and die on our behalf.
Whether you use resources like these or not, it’s my prayer that you would draw close to God during this Lenten season and walk in His ways throughout all the days that follow. May He bless you richly!