Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Christians mark this day by drawing a cross on their foreheads with ashes. The ashes are made by burning last year’s palm branches used during the Palm Sunday celebration. This is significant for Christians because it reminds us that we are dust and to dust we will one day return. Wearing Ashes remind us of Daniel 9: 3-5, 17-19 (NLT)
So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and fasting. I also wore rough burlap and sprinkled myself with ashes. I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Oh Lord, you are a great and awesome God! You always fulfill your covenant and keep your promises of unfailing love to those who love you and obey your commands.
While Ash Wednesday is a somber day that begins our Lenten fast, it also carries hope and wonder because God loves dust. Let us not forget what wonders God has done with dust!
Ash Wednesday Self-Guided Prayer Stations will be available on Wednesday, February 17. Hosted by Columbus Anglican Mission.
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