Online devotions intended to help readers prepare for Easter
By Connie Faber
Even though the season of Lent began last week, it’s not too late to begin using daily devotional readings that lead to Easter produced by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, the USMB seminary located in Fresno, Calif.
“Walking in the Light” is available only online and can be found at https://www.fresno.edu/walking-in-the-light. The daily readings began on Ash Wednesday, March 5, and conclude April 21, the Monday following Resurrection Sunday.
The seminary produces an annual advent devotional and the popularity of this resource prompted the seminary to publish an Easter season devotional this year, the second time the USMB seminary has provided a Lent devotional. Lynn Jost, former FPBS president and professor of Old Testament and preaching, was responsible for securing writers for the 2014 Lent devotional. Writers include seminary and Fresno Pacific University faculty, staff and students.
“Following Jesus is sometimes difficult,” writes Terry Brensinger, FPBS vice president and dean, in his introduction to the devotional. “To follow Jesus throughout life is to accept his path and purpose rather than our own.”
The devotional is intended to be “an aid for your relationship with Jesus as you follow him,” says Brensinger. “Using the traditional season of Lent as our timeframe, this series of devotionals offers you a passage of Scripture, accompanying personal testimony and a prayer each day to inspire and encourage you.”