Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Ashes - 2

In the season of Lent
remembering my dust
how far below
I am than Christ

Yet he died for me
taking on my sin
paying the price I owed
on the rugged cross

In ashes I stand
falling to my knees
sure of my faith
what I truly believe

He is the Messiah
the one who was foretold
in rising redeeming
restoring my soul

From the dust I came
but breathed with God’s love
filled with his Spirit
not returning to dust

Changed from my clay
the stuff of this earth
by Christ’s resurrection
enjoying new birth

Sharing this message
the font of his grace
pouring forth a river
never to be stopped

The words I am sharing
given by God
may I ever praise him
my Savior, my Lord

March 9, 2011
Ash Wednesday
article, “When did United Methodists start the "imposition of ashes" on Ash Wednesday?”
Season of Lent
Facebook message
by Barack Obama
March 9, 2011!/barackobama/
“Michelle and I join with millions of Christians
here and across the world to mark Ash Wednesday.
As we observe the season of Lent, we receive
with thanksgiving this opportunity for grace and repentance,
recommit ourselves to our faith, and
remember our obligations to one another.”!/barackobama/posts/10150107573326749

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