"When I fast from something I normally enjoy, every craving for that food or drink or pastime reminds me of how much more Jesus gave up for me."Hello light-bulb moment! THIS is why we give up something we enjoy for 40 days. It centers our hearts and minds around why Easter is so important - why we celebrate the sacrifice Jesus made for us so we could be free from the bondage of sin, have a relationship with God, and rejoice that He is risen!
So, little scrumptious square of Oliver's milk chocolate before my nap, I will not be seeing you for forty days. I will surely miss you. (Oh, will I miss you!) May this be a humbling reminder of all that has been sacrificed for me.