This past week there have been some excellent blogs to get us thinking, reflecting, praying. I may not agree with everything the bloggers post. That’s okay, because these people have some important things for us to read/hear. We cannot hide our heads in the sand and pretend they don’t exist.
Thanks to the bloggers:
Rescue is coming: The Exodus Road by Jessica
A Lovely Note by Emily
Revelation One by Rev Fisk
The Crisis of Evangelical Christianity: Reformation Essentials by Michael Horton
Facebook, Memes and Christlikeness by Dustin
As you will note those blogs cover the full spectrum of the Christian life, from the lows of spiritual abuse to the joys of a note to a mother. Behind all these, we find Christ: sometimes hidden in the agony and sorrow of our sin or the sin of others, sometimes evident in the love between God’s redeemed people, sometimes evident in speaking the truth. No matter where you are on this spectrum, this week is special.
This week is Holy Week. We follow Jesus from the cheering crowds of Palm Sunday to the jeering crowds on Good Friday. We participate in the Lord’s Supper on Maundy Thursday. We see the awful cost of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross. We hear the words of abandonment expressed by Jesus. He endured all that out of love for us. We never have to experience the fullness of that despair. Even in our worst times. We know that Jesus has been there, done that, and is still there for us, and will be for us.
Romans 8:38-39 GW
I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us. We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation.