Today is Ash Wednesday–it’s celebrated more in some churches than others, more in some countries than others, but it’s good to know what it is.
Ash Wednesday happens 46 days before Easter Sunday. It is a time for Christians to focus on Christ’s sacrifice, and on repentance (like we saw yesterday). But it leads to celebrating on Easter Sunday.
Today, many people will have a worship service where they get a cross made of ashes on their forehead. The ashes remind us that we will all die one day, and also of repentance of sin–and in the end, it reminds us of Jesus victory over death! Hallelujah!
7 Then the Lord God took dust from the ground and made a man.[a] He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nose, and the man became a living thing.
Genesis 2:7 (ERV)
Dear Jesus, thank you for your death on the cross and for giving me eternal life. Help me to learn more about your path and how to live like you. Amen.