Monday, April 18, 2011

An Honest Week

Honesty is a good thing and Holy Week, with all its drama--it's the most honest week of all.
  • During Holy Week Jesus deals with your sin and your pain and your betrayal and your death.
  • During Holy Week darkness and light are clearly seen; the fog lifts.  In the Passion of our Lord we see good and evil--very little gray.
  • During Holy Week God confronts each of us with the truth: we are broken sinners who need Him.  All pretense and pretending are stripped away.  We can see ourselves reflected in those who interact with our Lord in Matthew 26–27, Mark 14–15, Luke 22–23, and John 12–19.
People need Holy Week.  In Holy Week we see who we are: people desperately in need of a Savior.  If you or I ever think people are basically good, well, healthy, or not-in-pain, we need to go with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to the cross.

I'll be praying, this week, that the Lord would use this time to tell me the truth.  I invite you to do the same.

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