We are now in Holy Week, a season of tragedy and salvation.
We celebrate a lowly carpenter’s son who was killed for claiming to be God in the flesh. The people orchestrating his punishment thought killing him would end the possibility of a revolution and save their city. They didn’t know they were simultaneously so wrong yet so right. Jesus’ death was just the beginning of a revolution that turned the world upside down and saved billions of people.
The key to that revolution is the resurrection. Jesus’ resurrection is our faith’s foundation and hope for eternal life. God’s eternal plan was that the Son takes the place of his people in his death and resurrection. He absorbs every hideous evil and freely gives his beauty in return so that the world would one day be at peace.
Enter this week in awe of Jesus. As you read Luke 22-24, consider the words of “Easter Wings” by 17th-century priest-poet George Herbert.
Lord, who created man in wealth and store,
Though foolishly he lost the same,
Decaying more and more
Till he became
O let me rise
As lark, harmoniously,
And sing this day the victories:
Then shall the fall further the flight in me.
My tender age in sorrow did begin:
And still with sicknesses and shame
Thou didst so punish sin,
That I became
Let me combine,
And feel this day thy victory:
For, if I imp my wing on thine,
Affliction shall advance the flight in me.
Note: There will be no Sunday Morning Prayer on Easter Sunday
Good Friday and Easter Services
Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death on the cross. Join us on an in-person only service on April 7 at 12:00 and 7:00 pm.
Easter worship is a time of joy, hope, and renewal which stands in contrast to the somber starkness of Holy Week. Join us on April 9 at 9:30 and 11:30 am.
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He is risen indeed, Alleluia!
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