Today is Ash Wednesday, a day of deep sorrow over our sin. Ashes remind us that the wages of sin is death. We will return to the ground from which God formed Adam. Ashes are also a symbol of repentance, a change of mind from casual to contrite about our offenses against God. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, a 40-day season of the church year, in which we follow Jesus to the cross. Jesus took our sin and death to the cross and paid for it there. Through faith in him, we have forgiveness and eternal life! Beginning today, we have 6 Wednesdays with 6:30 pm lent worship.
“Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, who is the author of our faith and the one who brings it to its goal. In view of the joy set before him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of God’s throne.” – Hebrews 12:2 (EHV)