Lent Begins This Week on Ash Wednesday

The Christian season of Lent begins this week on Ash Wednesday.

My mom and I at an Ash Wednesday service in 2012.
My mom and I at an Ash Wednesday service in 2012.

Throughout the world, many Christians will attend special Ash Wednesday services, where they will be reminded of their mortality and need for a Savior. The imposition of ashes on the foreheads of worshipers is a powerful symbol of the fact that “we have come from dust and to dust we shall return” (Genesis 3:19).

If you would like to learn more about Ash Wednesday, you might find helpful a piece I have written called “What is Ash Wednesday? How Do We Observe It? Why Should We?” (I should say that observance of Ash Wednesday is not required in Scripture, but is a powerful expression of biblical themes.)

Also, if you would like to learn more about Lent, let me point you to “How Lent Can Make A Difference in Your Relationship with God.” As one who ignored Lent for much of my life, I am grateful for ways that Lent has helped me know God’s grace more deeply. I’m eager to share what I’ve learned with you.

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