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Day 3, Lent

Nadia Bolz-Weber is one of my favorite preachers who is also a writer and she says this about Ash Wednesday:

"Here’s my image of Ash Wednesday: If our lives were a long piece of fabric with our baptism on one end and our funeral on another, and we don’t know the distance between the two, then Ash Wednesday is a time when that fabric is pinched in the middle and the ends are held up so that our baptism in the past and our funeral in the future meet. The water and words from our baptism plus the earth and words from our funerals have come from the past and future to meet us in the present. And in that meeting we are reminded of the promises of God: That we are God’s, that there is no sin, no darkness, and yes, no grave that God will not come to find us in and love us back to life. That where two or more are gathered, Christ is with us. These promises outlast our earthly bodies and the limits of time."

We trust in the God who is at all times past, present and future, and in Lent we get glimpses of the eternal nature of God and are reminded once again of God's promises and God's power.  

Peace, friends,
Laurie

Posted by Laurie Weicher at 6:00 AM
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