Derek used lacrosse to build relationships with students like Zac and invite them to Campus Outreach to hear the gospel. Because of this, Zac’s life was transformed, and he realized Lent wasn’t about fasting for the sake of fasting—it was fasting to get more of Christ.
During Lent, we refrain from some of the good gifts of God so that we can see and receive the better gift of Christ Himself and so that we can identify more with the sufferings of Christ before celebrating His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Fasting as a family during Lent frees up time that would typically have been spent elsewhere to consider the work of Jesus together.
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