Romans 5.8 (CEB)
But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us.
Coming soon to a church near you … Easter! I argue the greatest Holy Days of them all! (I am not discounting Christmas as it is equally important, it’s just that Resurrection shows us again to what great extents God goes to redeem us all though terms of life and death.)
But before we jump quickly to Easter, we have to need to spend some time getting there. By that I mean we have to go with Jesus as he shares a special meal with the disciples showing what love looks like and means. Then it seems to quickly move from an intimate though slightly confusing meal to what seems like chaos as Judas betrays and Peter denies while Jesus is at a “kangaroo court” at which he was sentenced. Jesus is then forced to carry the implement of his death (the cross) to which he was crucified and died. And to top it all off, he is placed in a borrowed tomb, we are told. It is a challenging week and it takes some doing to reflect on the events of this week.
And we don’t do it to be gloomy, but to purposefully remind us to slow down a bit and commemorate that for humanity, death always follows life. But for God and in God’s power life can come from death…resurrection can lead to eternal life for all!
May your Holy Week be a time to reflect on things everlasting, God’s love shown to us in Jesus Christ!
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church