Holy Week- Day One

Christ entering Jerusalem
Image by Lawrence OP via Flickr

This week I have committed myself to really diving in to the days and hours leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.  Easter is my favorite holiday- I love celebrating the resurrection and all that it means for those of us that have accepted Christ as our Savior and all it can mean for those yet to be saved.

We attended a Seder event put on by Jews for Jesus at our church last week.  I was awestruck by the symbolism that points back to Christ.  I love learning about traditions and Biblical history.  But, the thing that stuck with me the most after attending that event was my youngest son, turning to his dad and I in the car after the ceremony, and saying “Mama, how can Jews NOT believe in Jesus?”  I was asking myself the same thing.

Only by knowing Jesus can you truly pass-over from death to eternal life.

Then there are all the lessons we can learn from how Jesus conducted himself during this week in His life. (I will be diving into that later this week)

But, today, the day after Palm Sunday (the day of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem) I want to see Him that way…just for today.  Before the world started accusing Him and plotting His death, before He accepted the weight of my sins and bore them on Calvary…I just want to, I need to remember that He is my King, The King and that this deep, sad, story has a happy ending.

I hope that you will join me this week as we uncover the true ugliness of what was done to our Savior, on our behalf.  Stick with me through the injustice, the pain and the bitterness- because we know how this story ends.

And that is what we celebrate on Easter Sunday.

What does Holy Week mean to you?  I would love to know.

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8 Responses to Holy Week- Day One

  1. I need to FEEL holy week. It's not just another week, and personally, I can NOT celebrate Easter fully without “reliving” Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Triumph without the tragedy? It doesn't work for me. Easter means SO MUCH MORE when I focus on the whole story. He did THAT for ME!

  2. carissa says:

    i love this. holy week is a beautiful glimpse of our suffering servant's desire to do the Father's will and make a way for us to receive grace and a clean conscience. praise the Lord for Jesus' sacrificial love!

  3. blueviolet says:

    Isn't this the most wonderful week? I'm so looking forward to this weekend's services!

  4. Tracy says:

    I just finished teaching the resurrection to the high school girls. I see that it is confusing, difficult, victorious, sad, and the embodiment of hope all wrapped into one. I took a break from blogging this week because I just don't want to miss it. Holy week runs the entire course of my faith, from my sin to eternity, from His life and death to his throne. What's not to love?

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