I have a post ready to publish. It’s an easy little sewing project. But it’s Holy Week and I’ve been making efforts to observe the Lenten season this year and a sewing project felt out of place.
John Piper says that Holy Week is no more holy than any other week, because time…all time, belongs to God. (I agree) He then adds, “But we can make it holy by setting it apart for sacred focus.”
That’s what I want to do. Set this week apart.
If you’ve ever been in close proximity to someone who’s living their last days on this side of eternity, you may agree with me when I say, it’s a sacred time.
I felt it with my Grama, my little brother David and my sweet Mama. Like the gap between eternity and confines of finite time and space very nearly closed.
Heaven was near.
The sacredness of the Lord’s last days…that’s what I will strive to observe this week.
Here are my feeble efforts to fix my focus on the sacred this week…
I’m doing my quiet time reading in the gospel passages that record Jesus’ final hours.
Matthew 26:17 – 28:20
Mark 14:21 – 16:8
Luke 22:1 – 24:53
John 13:1 – 21:25
Only listening to music that will gently lift my gaze to Jesus. (Music is so powerful)
Please no eye-rolling, but the movie The Passion of the Christ had quite an impact on The Husband and I, for the past two years we’ve watched it on good Friday. We’re planning on starting on Thursday night this year and watching a little each night, Thursday-Saturday.
There’s a Maundy Thursday service and a Good Friday service at our church, we’re going to make an effort to get to at least one of those services.
~Sending you love this week and whispering prayers that we’ll be gifted with a glimpse into the suffering of Christ~