Life This Side of Heaven
3 months ago

A Lot Of Ash, Even More Mercy

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40-day penitential season of Lent. On this day many will will have the sign of cross traced in ashes on their forehead in worship. It’s a reminder of our mortality and a sign of repentance. All who have come from dust, and returned to dust, over the many centuries give testimony to the terrible toll of sin and death. As Jesus was transfigured before the disciples, two figures from the past appeared and spoke with Jesus about what He would soon accomplish to at the cross to conquer both sin and death.