I love this time of the year. Thursday the kids and I went to a Maundy Thursday service. Simple. Soulful. Powerful. If you haven’t been to one, it’s basically reading scripture and singing hymns. Candles are put out throughout the service as we get closer to the darkness of the crucifixion. Then all the lights go out.
Millions of Christians spend that night in an all night prayer vigil, remember Jesus’. Good Friday is often spent fasting. Holy Saturday feels like someone hit the “pause” button.
Then Sunday. Easter Sunday. Ressurection Sunday. Alleluia! Hallelujah! He is risen in deed!!
This is the high point of the Church Calendar. This is what we’re to orient our life around. Jesus defeats death. The veil is ripped in two. God’s glorious breakthrough.
Easter is so much more vibrant when it’s preceded by Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
I’m looking forward to celebrating Holy Week in the coming years. I envision artist in our church going nuts: musicians, painters, actors.
The Kingdom rips into “reality” and shows us what reality really is.
I love this weekend!