Going through the attic or garage, a person sometimes runs across an old toy, a picture, a high chair or piece of furniture, and a flood of memories comes pouring in. What to others might have no meaning is to another person a piece of personal history. Certain objects have the power to bring to mind a whole lifetime.
So it is with the Lenten history. There are things that bring to mind the dramatic, final hours of our Lord's life, things to remember him by. The table in the upper room, the thirty silver coins, the wash basin in which Pilate tried to wash his hands of the whole sordid affair, the sign that was posted over our Lord's bloody head - these and a host of other objects, if found in an attic would mean nothing to someone who knew nothing of their history.
But for us who know the history behind these items, they are all things to remember him by. And so the theme for our Lenten series this year will be "Remember This?" Plan to be with us each week as our hearts are stirred to remembrance again - and to gratitude for what our Savior did for us.