Lent – Forty

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Biblical tradition is ripe with the number 40.

  • Noah had his 40 day of rain (as God waited for the gutters to back up*).
  • Moses led the Israelites through the desert for 40 year.
  • Both Saul and David reigned for 40 years.
  • Christ was isolated himself for 40 days so that he could face down temptation. (And thus the 40 days of Lent.)

And in my life:

  • I work exactly 40 miles from home.
  • Valerie and I are both in our 40’s
  • I have lived most of my life relatively near highway U.S.40.

Hard to photograph… but a significant number throughout history and in my life.

What do you think?