Job answered the Lord, “I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you; therefore I despise myself, and repent in dust and ashes." - Job 42:5-6 (NRSV)

During an Ash Wednesday service in my church, the 
pastor alternates between two different statements when 
imposing the cross of ashes on the forehead of worshipers. The first is, “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The second is, “Repent, and believe the gospel.” In my...

Today's Prayer
Almighty God, help us to remember that only by your gracious gift are we given everlasting life. We pray through Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Joel 2:12-17

Thought for the Day

Ash Wednesday is an invitation to remember God’s grace.

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Those who have not found hope in Jesus


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