Lent is a season of forty days leading up to Easter that we set aside to reflect on our brokenness and need to be saved. One author calls it a time of “bright sadness” because we are mindful of our sin, but also remember that Jesus secures our salvation and eternal life. Historically, Christians have fasted, prayed, and encountered Scripture in deepened ways during the season. The somber time of Lent prepares us for the stunning joy of Easter.