This is Ash Wednesday …
Music: “I Am Dust” Lecrea
Some are little afraid of Ash Wednesday. But Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season that is the 40 days leading up to the most important day of human history, the Resurrection of Jesus the Christ. The resurrection confirms the possibility of redemption from death and the devil for all of humanity. Redemption becomes real for anyone when they put their faith in Jesus.
During Lent Christians reflect on Jesus Christ—his suffering and his sacrifice, his life, death, burial and resurrection.
Ash Wednesday then is the first day of the Lenten Season leading up to Easter Sunday. Many Christians show their repentance from sin on Ash Wednesday by the imposition of ashes. The imposition of the ashes is a mark of the cross-placed on the forehead reminding Christians that they belong to Jesus and also reminding them that they are dust and to dust they will return (Genesis 3: 19).
This isn’t a silly or meaningless celebration because it marks our return to God, which we gave up when we rebelled against God in the Garden of Eden.
For me, Ash Wednesday is a special time of repentance, reflection, surrender and rejoicing. Why? Well, where would I be without Jesus? I would be nothing more than dust returning to dust with no hope of life now or forever.
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