Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday
The Season of Lent is upon us. Today, Ash Wednesday marks the 1st day of Lent. For many years I, along with my sister and mother have observed the Season of Lent. For me it’s a very personal time. Just as I get excited during the Christmas Season, I get even more excited as we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
To me that is what the season represents, remembering Jesus’ preparation to the cross. His death and His resurrection. I love so many aspects of this season. I love the palms. I love saying Hosanna. I love to hear and read about the seven last words of Christ. I just get excited!!!! When I think that He died for me and He rose again!! Just for me.
Always around this time my sister, my son and I discuss what we are going to sacrifice for Lent. Each year we give up something, it can be in the form of food, candy, t.v., or social networking. We kind of think about what is it that I am unable to do without right now. My sister more so than any of us fasts and prays daily. I admire her and will admit that I am not there in my walk yet. Though I aspire to be.
Whatever it is that we sacrifice, it’s personal and our way of saying to ourselves. If Jesus can give up His life for us. Surely during this time of reflection we can give up something also.
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

Because He Lives Video

Hosanna by Kirk Franklin

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