By Jake Hall
published in Family Matters eNewsletter, 3/29/2015
Every year we follow the life of Jesus from
the advent of his birth to his joyful
resurrection. We don’t leave out any part of
Jesus’ story. We celebrated the blessing of
Jesus in the temple as an infant. We
wondered as the twelve-year-old Jesus wandered back to the
temple and away from his parents. We waited in line as John
baptized Jesus by the Jordan. We followed Jesus into the lonely
wilderness and back into the midst of the disciples whom he called.
Now, we approach Holy Week, the last week before the palms,
before the last supper, before the betrayals, and death. We walk
through this last week together in the hope and assurance that
Easter will soon be here.
It is tempting to jump from the ‘hosannas’ of Palm Sunday to the
‘alleluias’ of Easter without ever really experiencing what happened
in between. This year attend to those moments in your week.
On Thursday at Highland Hills, we will experience the Lord’s
Supper as we gather around the table. Then, like those first
disciples, we will disburse to various prayer stations and consider
the walk of the disciples during Holy Week, as we walk a labyrinth
On Friday the darkness of the season reaches its nadir, as we
extinguish all hope but that of resurrection. The seven last words of
Jesus will guide this choral worship.
On Sunday Morning, everything changes.
Be here for these holy moments. Join us on the journey.