Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday. I've never really thought much about the season of Lent but, it seems like an excellent time to reflect on God's goodness to us remembering and confessing our need for Him. I'm not sure how it will go but, I do want to make a more purposed effort at meditating on my need for His grace.

Joel 2

A Call to Repentance
12 That is why the Lord says,
“Turn to me now, while there is time.
Give me your hearts.
Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.
13 Don’t tear your clothing in your grief,
but tear your hearts instead.”
Return to the Lord your God,
for he is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
He is eager to relent and not punish.
14 Who knows? Perhaps he will give you a reprieve,
sending you a blessing instead of this curse.
Perhaps you will be able to offer grain and wine
to the Lord your God as before.

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