This is "The Week that Was." For Jesus. For us. For the Church - the Body of Christ on the earth.
It is a triumphant week. A terrible week. Of Jesus' Triumphant Entry into His city. Of His "Famous Last Word: ("Love each other!"). Of the darkening gloom of His betrayal as disciples depart -- fading into the shadows. Of Jesus' trial before Pilate - who washes his hands of responsibility for the greatest crime of history - man's murder of God's Son sent to save them. Of the awful cross "on a hill far away." Of death and the tomb. Of the long waiting. And the empty tomb and Christ alive. And, the road to Emmaus: "Did not our hearts burn within us as He talked with us by the way?"
Our hearts need to burn again, this Holy Week. We need to find Jesus walking at our side, and talking with us, as He did with the two disciples on the road.
Let this one week be your remembering time. Your listening to Jesus' words time. Your envisioning Him again time. We can go, in our mind's eye, and heart of hearts, to those sacred places again. Each one. And see Him there. And hear Him. And respond to Him.
And then tell Him: "Lord, I am Yours. I am one of those who love You. I mean to follow You. I'll be at the cross. I'll be on the Hill. I'll be at church. I'll be among the believers. Oh, please let me stand with You, and walk close with You. Let my heart burn within me, as on the Emmaus Road."
"The Week that Was" can lead to The Hill Day for you. Bless you for that.
Arthur A Rouner, Jr -
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