“You are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Genesis 3:19).
Sobering words to be sure, yet as the baptized people of God, we have the assurance that we share not only in Christ’s death, but also in his resurrection. And so, as we journey through Lent, mindful of our mortality and our sinful nature, may this be the prayer on our lips, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10). Amen.
Pastor Laurie Jones