A few years ago, the good folks at Picture Lent suggested creating a wilderness rock garden as a visual reminder of the season. I loved the idea and continue to use it.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
At least 40 rocks in a container
Tealight and holder
optional- additional symbols
ASSEMBLING THE ROCK GARDEN
Place a couple of inches of sand in the tray. I used a woven tray so I had to line it with parchment paper and place it on a solid tray.
Place the tealight in its holder on the sand. Add additional symbols if you like.
I use a mixture of rocks and shells from my travels in my garden. Use what’s meaningful to you.
USING THE ROCK GARDEN
Spend a few moments in quietness as you place a rock in the garden every day during Lent.
What does the rock mean to you?
- Is it a burden you are releasing to God?
- Are you marking your time with Jesus in the wilderness?
- Is it a habit tracker for something you’ve given up for Lent or a holy habit you’ve added for Lent?
- Something else?
On Sundays, light the candle instead of placing a rock in the garden. Every Sunday is a little Easter, even during Lent.
I’d love to hear your ideas for using the garden!