Lent lasts for 40 days, from Ash Wednesday to Easter.The season draws us back to the Exodus story and the telling of the Israelites wandering through the desert for 40 years.It also reminds us of the 40 days Jesus confronted evil in the wilderness before he set out to publicly demonstrate the reign of God drawn near.
Lent is always a journey.Throughout our 40 days, we walk with Jesus through our own world’s wilderness trials toward Jerusalem.Our stoles draw upon such imagery so to invoke faithful contemplation.
Our “These 40 Days” design helps set the tone for the Lenten season. An ash cross is illuminated by the light of God in Christ, evoking promises of Easter as we travel through the hardships and hurts of life.
Our “Crown of Thorns” stole brings Christ’s pilgrimage toward Good Friday to mind. Jesus bore the suffering of all that day. He did so to demonstrate that nothing, not even pain or death, can separate us from the love of God.
Our “Lenten Journey” stole presents the path along which we walk with Jesus to the cross. Even as he journeyed toward his own death, Jesus was and is our great accompanier. He never leaves us or loses us as we move toward resurrection hope.
Our “Palms and Ashes” design reminds us of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then his testifying death and resurrection that draws us closer to God's love.
Finally, our “Through the Wilderness” stole portrays images of darkness and winter.In the far-off distance, the light of Christ shines forth.This stole signifies Christ’s constant glimmer of hope revealed to us, always, in times of discouragement. Such light is for all the world to have and behold in Christ!