It is now less than 40 days until Easter. The day that starts the season of Lent is called Ash Wednesday, which happened this past week. A cross of ashes dusted the foreheads of Christian believers all over the world to commemorate the beginning of the season. Why ashes? In the biblical times, people like Job, Mordecai and Tamar sat in ashes to grieve, lament and/or repent. This practice could also symbolize a cleansed and renewed spirit. When someone had identified their mess and faced their issues, or in other words ashes; they had the opportunity to start anew. During the next 6 weeks, people of faith will spend time meditating; praying and reflecting on the power of Christ’s death and resurrection to rise out of the ashes in our lives.