Ash Wednesday 2013
Genesis 3:19. “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Luke 9: 23: “Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
How bold Christians must be to wear ashes on their foreheads, and I love, appreciate, and admire those that will today! By no means does an outward form of appearance show what is in the heart of a person, but it is one of the few times in the year that people in droves of numbers actually show that they are followers of Jesus Christ as they go out and about with an ash cross on their foreheads.
Non-Christians, maybe take a few minutes today to “google” Jesus Christ, or Ash Wednesday. The event isn’t found in the Bible, but it is an event that many use to remember Jesus as a human and his sacrifices. This is the first event in a Christian “season” that leads up to Easter over 40 days from now.
Christians in Chattanooga, I know the Episcopal, most Methodist, and Presbyterian churches will have Ash Wednesday services: usually morning, noon, and maybe an evening service as well. I do know that Christ Methodist in East Brainerd is having a 7 AM, Noon, and evening service today.