Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent, a time to prepare our hearts and minds for Easter. Preparing for Christmas is easier than preparing for Easter. Not only do we get lots of help from society to celebrate Christmas, it’s just easier to buy something than to fast from something. It is easier to talk about the birth of a baby than the death of our Savior. But we need Lent. We need to take the time to face our sin and our mortality. We need to recognize our weakness and our idols. We need to confess that it was our wrongdoing that put Jesus on that cross. We need Lent. And so take this time to participate in the season of Lent.
Sermon Text: Deuteronomy 8:1-6