The Lenten Season

Few days ago, I had shared about Ash Wednesday. But recently I came to know that there are many more days which are observed by Christians which are hardly known by any, so here a little input on all.

Why 40 days?
The number forty has many Biblical references:

the forty days Moses spent on Mount Sinai with God (Exodus 24:18)

the forty days and nights Elijah spent walking to Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19:8)

the forty days and nights God sent rain in the great flood of Noah (Genesis 7:4)

the forty years the Hebrew people wandered in the desert while traveling to the Promised Land (Numbers 14:33)

the forty days Jonah in his prophecy of judgment gave the city of Nineveh in which to repent (Jonah 3:4).

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