Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. The cross of ashes traced on the forehead of each Christian is meant to be a reminder of both our fragility and the resurrection we are promised by the risen Christ. Whether you are symbolically or literally anointed with ashes, remember that this day is the first of 40 that culminates in the victory of our Savior.
This set of daily meditations is meant to center you and provoke your thinking about what the life of Christ means for you as you go on your way.
By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return. Genesis 3:19.
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog–it’s here for a little while, then it’s gone. James 4:14.
Question: When you think about what Christ set in motion and endured when he confronted sin and death, what does it make you think about your discipleship to Him?
Activity: Create a 3-step plan for putting your life in line with Jesus’ life in an area where you would like to see personal growth.
Pray: O Lord, I confess that my life is too busy and my time for You is small. During these 40 days of Lent, help me to slow down and to make a larger place for You. May I make time in this season to think deeply about Jesus’ suffering victory over Satan as well as my discipleship to him. In Jesus’ name. Amen.