Holy Week is almost upon us. To the rest of the world, this is simply another week. For us, this is a special time, set apart from the rest of the year to remind us that we are set apart from the rest of the world.
It is a quiet week, a time of reflection and of mourning. We grieve our sinful desires and lives and ache when we see the cost of all of our failure.
We long for everything to be made new, for the victory of Easter Sunday, but we can’t ignore the pain and sorrow that this week displays. We can’t skip over Christ’s work on Calvary and simply celebrate His victory. They are deeply connected.We can’t skip over Christ’s work on Calvary and simply celebrate His victory. They are deeply connected. Click To Tweet
I am sharing a devotional in The Thin Place Resource Library to encourage you to slow down and walk through each day of this week with intentionality. Instead of surrendering it to the world, let’s retrain our hearts and minds to insert our lives into the story of our salvation.
This is not just another work week, this is the week when the true work was done. The Grave burst open and Death died but first, Jesus sweat blood and cried out, begging to God for His task to be taken from Him.
We need to keep our eyes open to every part of the story, the struggle and the victory, this week.
Because looking at Christ’s vulnerability and the struggle to carry out the task God had given Him, it gives me hope.
When I see the betrayal of Judas, the frailty of the Disciplines in the Garden, the emotional uncertainty that Christ felt, my heart fills with hope.This is not just another work week, this is the week when the true work was done. Click To Tweet
Because I see that even in the greatest story, humanness flooded the action. Friends may have betrayed Him, but that wasn’t because He was wrong. The Disciplines were broken, but they were used mightily. Jesus asked God to take away the task God had given Him, but He still moved forward in fearful obedience.
I am hopeful because, even in my brokenness, even when I am begging God to take away the task before me, He can still use my obedient hands.We are not enough. We will falter. But we serve the one who did not falter when given the unbearable weight of the sins of the world. Click To Tweet
We are not enough. We will falter. But we serve the one who did not falter when given the unbearable weight of the sins of the world.
So let us contemplate that this Holy Week, then let us celebrate the work of Christ for the entire Easter season.
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