“Remember you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”
This is what you would normally hear at a traditional Ash Wednesday service, accompanied by a cross of ashes smeared on your forehead. For thousands of years Christians have begun the season of Lent in this way, a somber reminder that humans have sinned, and with sin comes death.
At Sandals Church, there is no formal service for Ash Wednesday, and it’s by no means a requirement to observe it. Rather, we are free to do so if we choose. We can use this freedom to both give context to and focus on repentance and also give context to and focus on the very real hope we have in Christ and the promise of new life.
In light of this, I’ve curated a short playlist to help us to think on these things. To feel these things. Life is short and we are limited in our humanity. From dust we came and to dust we will return, and yet we hope in eternal life found in Jesus’ resurrection.