Holy Week Reflections

 

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Monday Reflection – Waiting

Sometimes we feel the days and years go rushing by, and it seems we are no closer to our hopes and dreams no matter how hard we try.  But we must remember to not strive to our own thinking, but to have the patience and understanding to know that, no matter where we are or what we are doing, it is God’s will.  Therefore, we must seek and accept His will so that our earthly lives are fulfilled, just as Jesus prayed for His father’s will to be done.

Wait for the Lord with courage; be stouthearted, and wait for the Lord.    (Psalm 27:14)

 

 

 

Tuesday Reflection – Believing

God’s plan for us is not always known.  But it’s there.  When we think we can’t find Him, He is always close by and all we have to do is slow down, believe, and listen.  We may not see His face, or touch His nail-scarred hands, but we can have faith that He has a loving heart and He will always be there for His children.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:  who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  (John 1:12-13)

 

Wednesday Reflection – Anticipating

Waiting turns to anticipation as we progress through Holy Week.  One has to be in wonder and awe of the coming sacrifice in love that we commemorate this week.  The selfless and loving heart of Jesus, and indeed of His Father, have given us the opportunity to be completely and fully forgiven and accepted as His children.

Some have said that such things as Easter egg hunts give our children the wrong impression that Holy Week is a time of happiness and joy; in fact, it is a time of reflection of Christ’s suffering and realization that He was on the earth, in the flesh of a man, He was betrayed and crucified in the most cruel manner, and it was all for us.  But it is also a time of new life, one meaning of the brightly colored eggs, to look forward to the gift that God has given, His only Son, and to rejoice in the resurrection and promise of life everlasting with Jesus.

All who are victorious will be clothed in white.  I will never erase their names from the Book of Life, but I will announce before my Father and His angels that they are mine.  (Revelation 3:5).