As said in a previous post, the reason that Lent spans forty days is in connection to the forty days that Jesus spent in the wilderness before setting out in his public ministry. The reason that we fast during the Lent season is because while Jesus was in the wilderness those forty days Jesus fasted. I came across this video by way of a pastor friend of mine and I was quite touched by it. It is a still cartoon with forty frames that depicts Jesus’ wilderness fast. Notice how the artist depicts the humanity of Jesus, his dependence on the Father and the range of emotions that are expressed by Jesus, emotions spanning from child-like joy to deep anguish.
Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did. After the video is over, take a few minutes and read Matthew 4v1-11.