Inspiration: Lent, and time of faith, hope and charity
Forty days of rain and the earth was flooded. Noah at the end of those days received a covenant from God for the good of all living things (Genesis 7-9).
The Philistine army, with Goliath, stood 40 days in front of the Israelites. At the end of 40 days David slays Goliath to conquer the threat of the armies (1 Samuel 17).
Jesus is led by the Spirit to the desert for 40 days. In those desert days he is tempted by the devil (Luke 4).