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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

A Week to Reflect

Updated: Mar 30, 2021


Hi friend! Thank you for stopping by to read another blog post.


It’s hard to believe, but just a year ago the entire world was shutting down due to a global pandemic. Around this same time last year, so many people were making promises to God. Today a lot of people have forgotten a lot of those promises they’ve made. In fact, today marks the beginning of what a lot of Christians refer to as 'holy week'. Holy week is a time that marks the events that led up to the death of Christ. During this week, Christians all around the world recount the sufferings that led Christ to the Cross and beyond the grave.

Holy week begins with Palm Sunday- the day Christ triumphantly rode into Jerusalem. Mark 11:7-11 says, "And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!” And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve." (See also John 12:12-16)

What’s interesting is that the people that were clapping and celebrating; throwing down palms for Him to walk on, were the same people just a few days later that would betray him. (See Mark 14)

Just for a little while, I would like you to imagine the weight of what this week would’ve meant to Christ. After all, He knew that in a few days His life would brutally come to an end; and that not even His “so-called” best friends would be able to stand with Him until the end. (See Mark 14:33-42)

This past week I had to go through a procedure and now that I’m at the recovery end of it, I don’t know if I would’ve gone through this procedure had I known what I know now. I’ve had so much pain to the area where the procedure was done.

This brings me back to the story of Christ. The fact that he knew all the pain and suffering he was going to be in during this week and yet chose to die for you and for me. That’s a lot. Just the thought of knowing how much pain he would have to endure and how much suffering he’d have to go through brings me to tears as I write this.


Conclusion:

What does Christ's death mean to you?


As we go through this week I pray it’s not just another week. I hope you take some time to sit and reflect on everything Christ went through to save you and me. I pray that the cross takes on a special meaning for you this year. I pray that you recommit/rededicate your life and your purpose to Christ for this year.


Challenge:

Read Matthew chapters 26 through 28.

Invite someone to Easter Service this coming Sunday.


Happy Easter

Stay Blessed



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