Sunday (Palm Sunday) began “Holy Week”. The week on the Christian Calendar when our sin was atoned; our relationship with God restored. Heart wrenching, visually disturbing images of Jesus Christ taking our sin upon himself. Redeeming us as children of God; sanctifying humans, making heaven possible. What sin stole in the Garden, Jesus’ death and resurrection tramples and reigns over. The created restored union with The Creator. It is our HOPE. Death defeated. LIFE renewed.
It knocks me down!
Words escape. Flattened. Beyond. Gut twists. Knees weaken. Heart explodes. Thoughts consume. Way more than humbled. Sobs of pain. Puddles of gratefulness. Flailing arms of thanksgiving. Cries of “Hallelujah, Worthy…”, etc. This is how my “Holy Week” will proceed… lots of contemplation, reflection and worship.
Allow me to equip you with a few resources, if needed, to punctuate and highlight this week that changed everything about this world! Be Intentional.
Purpose to do something this week, apart from the norm.
Celebrate this “Holy Week” to enhance your relationship with God!
I. Timeline and Scripture Readings:
II. Musical/Video Reflections:
Forever by Kari Jobe
III. Easter Meal – include something expressive of Jesus, Israel, or Resurrection:
1. Olives – The Garden of Gethsemane was an Olive Grove. (Many scripture reference to olives and oil.)
2. Eggs – (I prefer deviled.) Sign of New Life/Resurrection.
3. Something from the traditional Passover Meal.
4. Israeli Recipe: hummus, falafel, tahini, salad (google for a million other recipes)
IV. Put words in front of your eyes to remind you this week!
V. Attend a service of Remembrance and/or Celebration!
Let your Heart Weep and Rejoice!
Don’t Miss It!!!
My Redeemer Lives,
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