Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lenten Devotion : Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The First Commandment.

You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean?--Answer.

We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.


On Ash Wednesday, we come face to face with our own mortality. Dust. Ashes. If we are honest with ourselves, we know that we are forever running after other gods – sex, power, money, our own bellies. So on this day we turn back, or rather are turned back by God, that we might learn again fear, love, and trust.


Prayer: Holy God, grant that I may fear, love, and trust you above all other things. Amen.

Greetings and peace be with you,

Throughout Lent, the Lutheran Camping Corporation will be sending out daily devotions for your use. We invite you to read and reflect upon these devotions as part of your Lenten discipline.

This devotion, written by Pastor Clifton Eshbach, includes one of the texts from the daily lectionary in Evangelical Lutheran Worship, as well as some prayers and hymns from ELW that may be used in your Lenten discipline of study and reflection.