Happy Thursday! Last night we joined the congregation for part of the Ash Wednesday service. In the service everyone received a stone and this stone represented something that we cling too, that we spend a lot of time doing, or something that is interfering with our relationship with God. We were all challenged to think of what that thing is in our life and commit to fasting from it for the 40 days of lent. We then placed the stones at the foot of the cross, signifying our commitment to letting that "thing" go. We then received an a cross of ashes on our foreheads which reminds us of our brokenness, our need for Jesus and the grace of God. Many students shared what they were going to fast from when we debriefed after the service. Some of these included Instagram, candy, YouTube, video games, bread, and negativity to name a few. Talk with your student about what they are giving up and help keep them accountable! Maybe consider joining them with something you will fast from as well!
Hi, my name is Christy. I love listening to, talking with and spending time with middle school students!