April 19, 2011

Holy Week

This week sneaked up on me.  Holy Week.  A week to remember the via dolorosa walked by our Lord as he moved toward fulfilling His mission, in love and obedience to the Father.  Years ago I was struck by the verse early in Matthew - our pastor was preaching through the book - when the angel says to Joseph, you will give him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.

Jesus came to die.

And I as I mentioned to the ladies at the retreat last weekend, not only did He come to die, but He chose to.  It's almost too wonderful for words.

I was wondering what we could do this week in our home to (at the very least) acknowledge that it's a special week for followers of Jesus.  I found these readings online; they're all from the book of Hebrews. Just last week I finished up reading through Hebrews and I'm excited to have another reason to be in it.  Good stuff, friends.  Oh what Christ has done!  How faithful is our God!

Have a blessed week!  May God allow you moments of reflection on His love and faithfulness and opportunities to repent and believe you are forgiven and called from darkness into light, even in the midst of your day-to-day duties at home and work and play.

And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death -
even death on a cross!
Philippians 2:8   

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