Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday

  All go to the same place:
   all are from the dust;
   all return to the dust.
- Ecclesiastes 3.20, CEB

Today is Ash Wednesday.  The beginning of the Lenten season.  As this season of repentance begins I am reminded:

“How terrible it will be for you, Chorazin! How terrible it will be for you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles done among you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have changed their hearts and lives and put on funeral clothes and ashes a long time ago. - Matthew 11:21, CEB

When I was trying to figure out if I was even going towrite for the Common English Bible Lenten blog tour (wanna join me?  Click here to find out more) I was having a hard time realizing what to write about.  Then it hit me...this is the Christian New Year.  We have an opportunity to start over.

I am often meeting with people who question their purpose in life.  Have you ever wanted to start over?  Guess what?  Today is that day - the day to take off our old self and put on the person of Christ.  

This Lenten season we can draw closer to God and in doing so - we will change who we are.