A Lenten Homily: “True Repentance”
Covenant Baptist Church
Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Kyndall Rae Rothaus
“Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return.” And remember that between being dust and becoming dust again, you are a sparkling gem of God’s own making, you are a shimmering creation meant to light up some small corner of earth. Between dust and dust, you were made to live, and this is the task set before you, not to waste a life but to fill a life. Between dusts is a short span, but it is a long enough span to find your purpose and follow it.
You see, repentance is the thing with wings that carries you into new life and new horizons. Repentance isn’t a dirty word or a sad one or punitive one or dismal one. Repentance is the happy thing that sets you alive, that reminds you to sparkle as long as you’ve still got breath in you. Somehow, amazingly somehow, God took the dust of you, stirred it with energy, breathed into it God’s own wind, pumped your veins with blood and your brain with ideas and your bones with strength and your flesh with muscle, and all of this is a miracle you do no want to throw away. Read more →