Thursday, April 21, 2011

Holy Week


Tonight, our family will attend a beautiful and moving Easter service at church. The choir will sing melodies that make us dig deep into our hearts as we recall the Scripture that describes the Last Supper. We will strip the alter of the sacraments and file silently out the door as we remember what Christ went through after the Passover meal because of His love for us: the betrayal, the disciples who could not keep watch, the soldiers who arrested Him, the floggings and beatings. Friday night, we will again be reminded of all that Jesus suffered as we sing songs and see portions of the movie, "The Passion of Christ." Two nights that truly touch the hearts of Christians as we wait in expectation of Easter Sunday.

The cute bowl of colorful M-n-M's reminds us of the Easter holiday that is full of bright and colorful eggs and new clothes for church and fun egg hunts. There is nothing wrong with those things as long as you hold onto the Truth. If you really know your Easter story, I believe that the true color was black. It represented the darkness and all that was not holy on that Thursday and Friday. Everything changed after three days, but during that time frame....well, you know what happened.  Read Matthew 26-28 when you have time to remind yourself of God's perfect plan for our salvation.  We need to keep our hearts focused on the true meaning of Easter, just as we do at Christmas.

The new life that Christ gives to His own when we give our hearts to Him is beyond me. I just love my Savior! Praying that all of you have a blessed Easter and will take the time to sit at His feet and experience His Presence. What are your plans this week as you remember this story that promises us a hope and a future?

Sweet Blessings,

16 comments:

Sonja said...

Susan:

I SO agree with you. For me, this week is always 'black', until His suffering is ended and He is risen on Sunday morning. That's when I breathe a deep breath again. And because He did... HAPPY EASTER my friend!

xo

Marci @All Things Wonderful said...

I love this post! So true. So well written. I always struggle with the commercial part of Easter. I rejoice that HE LIVES! May we not forget the gift of Jesus' life...so that we can spend eternity with HIM!

sister sheri said...

Sounds like a very reflective evening. He is risen, indeed!

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

I totally get the BLACK and the darkness of sin and evil. For me, the color of Easter is RED. RED for the blood of the perfect sacrifice that was offered up that day. RED is for the blood that covered my sin and offered me righteousness.

Have a blessed Resurrection Day.

Beth E. said...

Such a touching post, Susan. I understand exactly what you are saying. May the truth of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus abide in our hearts EVERY day.

Love you...

Tea with Tiffany said...

Hi Susan,

Stopping by to send my love and hugs to you on this Easter. Jesus is risen. Enjoy sitting at His feet and remembering His sweet love for you, it's better than M&Ms.

Love,
Tiffany

Mary Singer Wick said...

Susan,

Loved your post. Passion Week has always been so emotional for me, even as a child! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story.

Wishing you a bright Monday as we continue to celebrate Christ's resurrection!

Blessings & Love, Mary

patty said...

great shot, susan... and belated happy easter to you, too! i linked to you today- :)
xo

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I totally get the BLACK and the darkness of sin and evil. For me, the color of Easter is RED. RED for the blood of the perfect sacrifice that was offered up that day. RED is for the blood that covered my sin and offered me righteousness.
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