Raise your joys and triumphs high! Alleluia. Sing ye heavens and earth reply. Alleluia."
(Christ the Lord is Risen Today by Charles Wesley)
Without the resurrection, there would be no Christianity! Jesus' death and resurrection are the foundation of our faith! Because Jesus died and rose again, we can face life and death with confidence and hope! Easter is a great reason to celebrate!
Easter is my favorite holiday! I love remembering that Heaven is my home because my Beloved Savior conquered death. What a reason to rejoice at Easter! i focus less on decorating at Easter (At Christmas I go wild with decorating.) Instead, I focus more on drawing near to God. Yes, we have fun and feasting in our house, but we also set aside time to focus on each part of the Holy Week saga.
Would you like to celebrate Holy Week & Easter with me this year, using this time to draw closer to God?
Holy Week begins with Psalm Sunday where Jesus is received with cheers and worship as Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey.
Maundy Thursday is the day we celebrate the Last Supper. That night, in the Upper Room, Jesus instituted the Communion for His Church when He celebrated the Passover with His disciples.
Good Friday really is good though we celebrate the horrific murder of Jesus, an innocent man and the perfect Lamb of God. Because of His death, our sins are forgiven and we are citizens of Heaven. He paid the price for our sins.
I start the Saturday before "Palm Sunday Eve" where we look at Jesus being anointed by Mary. This is followed by 2 weeks of daily devotions.
You can find devotions for Holy Week and the week after as 16 separate blogs posts here. Scroll down to the first one. Or you can purchase the same devotions as a complete E-book at Currclick for only a dollar. Celebrate Easter Devotions start the Saturday before Psalm Sunday and follow the last week of Jesus’ life step by step. But, these devotions don’t end on Easter Sunday. The following week looks at his post-Resurrection days and final ascension. Be reminded this season of the Resurrection Power of Jesus available to His people today.
So, come celebrate Holy Week with me!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)