Life Into Dust (Day 34, Monday)

March 21, 2021, By: Jimmy Scruggs

Starter Prayer: God who breathed life into dust, I should have known that you would use mud to heal. I should have known that you would use what was right there at your fingertips to change the world. Teach me to do the same. Amen.

Focus Word: Life Into Dust

This week we begin a new theme: Again and Again, We Are Reformed. In the weekend service, we learn that reformation is the divinely ordered, cosmic process of death and resurrection. This is a process that is natural and one we need to trust. God is always doing something new.

Be encouraged in your practice this week.


  • If you haven’t yet, watch or listen to the message from the weekend.
  • Read John 9:1-17.
  • Questions for journaling and spiritual conversation:
    • What are you passionate about? 
    • What do you have, and what can you use that is right at your fingertips, to lean into that passion? 
  • Make your plans to participate in the Good Friday Experience at Crossroads, in-person, online or on demand. We will reflect upon the hidden wisdom and true power of Christ’s Love. For the in-person option, a reservation is necessary.
  • As the week unfolds, what word or phrase captures your attention? Weave your word into the prayer wall at the Taft Avenue facility; or text your word to 970-500-0970, and the prayer team will weave it into the wall for you.


  • For daily texts with the Focus Word, Starter Prayer and link to these daily posts, text the word “lent” to 970-500-0970.
  • Join Ryan on Facebook Live, every weekday morning at 10am for spiritual conversation on these Lent themes.
  • Looking for the link to the digital devotional or your copy of the print version? Register here.
  • Join the Orange Dots of Hope Facebook Group for spiritual conversations.

This is part of Again & Again: Journey of Lent 2021 with Crossroads Church. The theme, devotional booklet, poetry and art is the work of the creative community of theologians and artists at A Sanctified Art. Crossroads is grateful for this resource!