Wednesday, February 18 — Psalm 26
2 Chronicles 25:5–26:15; Acts 23:12–24
Ash Wednesday — Joel 2:1–2,12–17; Psalm 51:1–17
2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10; Matthew 6:1–6,16–21
Who dares despise the day of small things, will rejoice when they see the chosen capstone. Zechariah 4:10 (NIV)
As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to his disciples, “The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised.” Matthew 17:22–23
As we prepare for the solemn time of Lent, help us grow closer to you. Teach us about the life of your Son so that we may better understand the sacrifice he made for us. We look toward Easter with anticipation and hope. Amen.