"You've got something on your Face."
Hate that. We’ve all been there. Walking around not realizing you’ve got something gross on our face, until someone finally points it out. As soon as you discover it, you wipe off the offensive item (sometimes you need a mirror to get it right) and try to walk through your last hour wondering who else saw you while you had that thing on your face.
It’s embarrassing. Makes others think that we don’t have our act together.
There are a lot of people walking around today with something on their face, but it’s on purpose. It’s Ash Wednesday.
"When the ash mark sits on your forehead we feel marked because, well, we are marked. The ashes designate that we are real sinners and this is something the world refuses to hear. It’s embarrassing to go around town that way on Ash Wednesday, but that’s the point, isn’t it. And then, at the end of the day, do exactly what Jesus says: wash your face.” ~Rev. Karl Weber
"What does God do with dust and ash?
He grows things out of them.
He lifts people out of them.
He unfairly accepts them in exchange for beauty.
He spits in them and uses the mud to give sight.
He washes them off your feet.
He breathes into them and creates new life."
How has God made beauty out of your ashes? Tell me here or on my Facebook Page.