Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the season of Lent. This season is a time to reflect, prepare, and fast. Through the imposition of ashes today we are reminded of humanity and encouraged to take time to repent. In tonight's message, Pastor Sarah shared these words: "We are people of the soil filled with God’s breath." This is the meaning of Genesis 2:7, "Then the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Today and during the 40 days of Lent, we are challenged to remember who we are and discover who we can be as we continue to breathe the breath that God gave us when God gave us life.
On Sunday, I went to the MercyMe and Jeremy Camp Concert. The concert was amazing and I found it to be worshipful. When I heard the song Keep Me in the Moment, by Jeremy Camp, it spoke to me. It brought me to these questions:
How can I stop my life from passing me by?
Will I wake up one morning just wishing that I could go back?
How do I live with my eyes wide open?
Will I miss what God has for me?
What did God give me this breath and life for?
As Lent begins today, this will be the focus of my Lenten journey this year. I invite you to join me on this journey.