Um, woah. You’d think after 21 times of hearing these words on Ash Wednesday, I’d be used to them by now. But without fail, every year, I step back and realize this. I am dust. Nothing but it. So is everyone and everything around me. So all our efforts to preserve ourselves and accumulate “things” is completely pointless. Utterly useless. It will all be dust. Only can we spend our time wisely doing things for the glory of God and the continuation of the Kingdom.
Today being Ash Wednesday marks Day 1 of my journey into reading the entire Bible in 90 days. Should I manage to stay on track, I will complete my reading on May 15th, a mere 3 days before I graduate college. How appropriate! Today was Genesis 1-16 – aka a doozy. Lots of names and people who lived hundreds of years, but some classic verses nonetheless that I was able to have a new appreciation for. Here’s to this challenge!
I hope your Ash Wednesday was as fruitful as mine seemed to be. Remember, prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org all through Lent!
Oh, and by the way, I will end each post with a favorite verse from the daily readings.
“I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you. I will make your name great so that you will be a blessing.” – Genesis 12:2