Daily Dose, March 6


There is no real way to know how many people will attend as Ash Wednesday service today. Across the globe there will be countless people who will begin the Lenten journey with having ashes administered and hearing those profound words, “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return. Repent and believe the gospel.” It sets our feet upon a journey that is a call to return to God just as the prophet Joel wrote, “Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your hearts, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, and relents from punishing." Return, with all our heart, all our mind, all our will, all our soul. Return to God. “Remember you are dust…” kind of puts it all in perspective. The next weeks we are invited to remember who we are, remember who He is and take time to look within. It is a time for repentance, for prayer, fasting, meditating on the scriptures. It is a season of preparation- a season that can lead us to a closer, more devoted like in Christ. A season that prepares us to be of heart and mind, ready to really celebrate Easter morning and the empty tomb. That preparation begins today. Come join us for our Ash Wednesday service at 7 pm. Come and receive the imposition of ashes and hear those profound words, “Repent and believe the gospel.” --Rev. Terri Henkel