This time every year, I find myself baffled at the significance of these two words, Holy Week. Its a lot to take in, a lot to think about and I feel like I never really do it justice. Almost as if we should have something planned everyday, a moment of silence, a service, specific things we do, but its not that way at all. Every year I find myself awaiting with anticipation Palm Sunday. I get delighted every year to see the kids waving their palm branches, eyes wide with excitement and wonder. I feel that way every year as I remember when I walked the aisles as a child waving my branches. I thought it was just the coolest thing, like we were ushering in Jesus. That day passes and there's this cloud throughout the rest of the week, the mood shifts as you realize whats to come and the significance of the days ahead. I didn't get this as a child but as I've gotten older, and realize more and more the height from which I've fallen, this week proves to be much more than bunnies, eggs and candy, even as hard as it may be to explain this to my almost 3 year old, one day I hope and pray he will get it and will understand deep in his soul..its my life, its the culmination of everything I believe in, everything I am. It's my hope and thank goodness Sunday comes and it does not disappoint.
Hope is Jesus...
"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. " Romans 5:1-5
sidenote: Doing this with my little man has been so fun, he may not grasp the details, but to him, these little eggs mean "Jesus loves everyone"...ahhhh, out of the mouths of babes! pretty good for a 2 year old, so proud!