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? Simply set aside some time each day to read Scripture passages and pray. Adding hymns and songs will make it an even more special time for you and the Lord. You can also celebrate with you entire family!
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.
After Jesus died, He was buried in a tomb, but on the third day He rose again and we celebrate Easter Sunday with shouts of joy, worship, singing, gladness, and hymns. This joyous holiday is the most important on the Christian calendar.
I will start this Saturday with "Palm Sunday Eve" where we will look at Jesus being anointed by Mary. This will be followed by 2 weeks of daily devotions.
So, come celebrate Holy Week with me!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)