Without proper anticipation we cannot feel the excitement and full impact of resolution!
As Christians, we are days away from the most important celebration of our faith. We'll be planning family events and purchasing new Easter outfits, meanwhile, our hearts are left unprepared for the climax of the Christian year.
Don't let the Resurrection sneak up on you! Take this week to quiet your hearts and minds and give yourself over to the story and anticipation. On Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday and let our hearts be glad for the arrival of the King! Later this week we meditate on the Passion of our Lord, as He willingly went to the cross. And, then we wait, with solemn anticipation for the moment the whole world has waited for...the Resurrection!
Here are some resources to help you prepare your heart this week:
- HOLY WEEK: Daily devotions and scripture readings are available on The Urban Ministry Institute's online Church Year Annual. For Holy Week visit here.
- PALM SUNDAY: A sermon by Rev. Dr. Don L. Davis: Blessed is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord, Luke 19:28-40
- GOOD FRIDAY: I prepared a booklet for personal or corporate meditation. Good Friday:Meditation and Prayer on the Last Seven Sayings of Christ. (It is meant to be printed double sided and folded in the middle in booklet form.)