Holy Week

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This is Holy Week for those of us who believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior. Many years ago yesterday,  Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey to cheers on what we now call Palm Sunday. Thursday night is when He had his last supper with the disciples. Friday is when He was nailed to a cross and died. Sunday, Easter Sunday, is when His followers discovered the empty tomb signifying that He is alive. Powerful week that defines our hope and our salvation. If you don’t yet know Jesus, take some time this week to explore who He is (I say is because He is still alive today). Visit church this week. There are services almost daily. It’s a safe time to try it because many visitors will be in attendance. You won’t be singled out.

As a believer, I’d like to say my week is scheduled to be reflective and filled with times to connect with God. It’s a normal week. We have a sports banquet to attend, kids have youth group, my eldest it taking a school trip abroad, and all the normal stuff of the week is still being done. I don’t feel bummed or even ashamed by how our week looks. The reason being, I celebrate Jesus and my love for Him whether it’s Holy Week or not.

I may pop into a few extra services this week at church since they are offered. However, I plan to spend my daily time with God like I do on normal weeks. I will pray before our dinner. I’ll spend time praying for others. I’ll meet with friends to encourage one another and just to laugh. I’ll do laundry and make dinner and wash dishes. It’s part of normal life on earth and part of my role and ministry to my family.

I’m grateful for Holy Week. It does make it easier to bring up my faith with acquaintances. It’s part of the conversation in line at the store while buying my Easter Peeps. As a believer, though, every week is Holy Week. Every week we celebrate our risen Savior. Every week we get to draw near to God and receive His love. Every week is Easter for those who love the Lord.

Dream Big! Pray Big!

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2 thoughts on “Holy Week

  1. Debbie,
    This is a super explanation of how to best approach Holy Week. I feel just like you. I don’t want to be a ‘submarine Christian’ that
    comes to the surface only on special holidays or significant weeks. Admittedly, I don’t always live up to my expectations on how
    to live my week out efficiently or spiritually; but, God knows I try ( at least I hope He knows ). To much of the time, I feel that many
    people feel pressured so much to attend every time the church door opens and then it becomes a chore to meet those expectations.
    Burn out occurs in individual lives from unfulfilled expectations.

    Well, look at me, trying to be a philosopher! I pray that all is well with your family. Is Olivia going abroad for an exchange program or
    what is happening? Let’s dialogue!!
    Jack

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