For those who celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, this is a very special week. Easter. There are several different ways to approach this holiday, but we will get so much more out of it if we are intentionally preparing our hearts as we walk through this week.
We live in a world of excess. We buy food we never consume, we have an ever-present box getting filled for the thrift store, and our trash cans on collection day are overflowing. We have so much, we can’t possibly hold on to it all. We also live in a world of speed. Our food is quick, our cars are speedy, and our days move so fast that they start to blur together. These two things together, excess and fast, leads to a life that leaves us feeling empty and exhausted. But there is a way to counteract what the world is telling us to do.
Good Friday. Because of hindsight, we know why it is good. That awful, terrible day. Full of pain, blood, and undeserving death. From a human perspective, it's not good at all. But from the perspective of our soul, we know the goodness it holds. I smile (maybe, smirk?) at the thought that Satan thought… Continue reading What’s so good about Friday?!
One thing we do in our house is prepare and celebrate the Passover, or Seder meal, on the Thursday of Easter week. However, it's done a little differently than the Passover of the Old Testament, because we now KNOW the Passover Lamb and the Reason that the whole meal was pointing to.