Ash Wednesday

What is Ash Wednesday all about?

Ash Wednesday is the start of lent - the six week season leading up to Easter. The purpose behind this day is to remember that we are all dust and will one day return to dust. Morbid? Maybe, but I love the practice of resetting our perspective. The ash that you see on people's foreheads on this day symbolizes both death and repentance. We are called to repent from our sins because Jesus died for them.

So quickly, we loose perspective of our life here on earth. Little things like ball games, gossip, car purchases, etc. can become really big things when we lose perspective. Eternity is SO MUCH bigger!

So reflect today on the cross. In 1707, Isaac Waats wrote a hymn called "When I Survey The Wondrous Cross." Here are some of the lyrics:

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride

Where every realm of nature mine
My gift was still be far too small
Love so amazing, so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all

To "survey" the cross means to really investigate the death of Jesus. Our free gift of salvation cost Jesus his life! Think on that and thank him for that today.

1 Comment

Cindy - March 3rd, 2022 at 8:53pm

Thank you Jesus!