Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday | Pastor Drew Willson

Where are you going?
And on the way, how are you going to live?
Hi friends. It’s Ash Wednesday, and I’m Drew Willson, one of the pastors at Trinity.
Where do I come from? I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, and I’ve lived in the Shenandoah Valley, the Eastern Shore, Scotland, and Atlanta.
Where am I going? Well, that story has changed. When I was ten, I thought I was going to be a pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. (You can see how that turned out.)
We each have a different story about where we come from and where we’re going. It even changes over time, like mine.
But what doesn’t change is that each of us comes from dust, and each of us will be dust again very soon. Pushing up daisies.
Food for worms. As God reminds Adam in Genesis 3, “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” That’s where we get that famous funeral line, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” It’s where we come from, and it’s where we’re going: you and me….
But you know something amazing about this brief time we have between birth and death? You and I share it. In the billions of years of cosmic history, what a mystery that we should coexist. We’ve been given a precious gift. How could we live each sacred day on our way from dust to dust?
These next 40 days of Lent, let’s travel the way together and see.