Do this in remembrance

Every year during this very special week I find myself a little speechless.

Holy Week, the week between Palm Sunday and Easter,  always leaves me at a loss for words.

To remember that my Savior entered Jerusalem triumphantly to the cheers of a crowd shouting, “Hosanna, blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord”  yet just a few days later, Jesus hung on a cross dying to jeers of the crowd simply astonishes me beyond words.

After observing the Passover meal with His disciples and trying to prepare them for what He knew was to come, Jesus established what believers in Christ call the Last Supper.  Then He prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane.  Jesus was betrayed, arrested, deserted and denied, tried and condemned to be crucified until death, beaten, scourged, and mocked.

To consider that He bore the sins of the entire world on His shoulders willingly, knowing the pain and agony He would bear and to realize He loved me (and you) enough to offer Himself as the sacrificial Lamb takes both my breath and my words away.

Last Saturday evening, the day before Palm Sunday, my husband and I worshiped the Risen Lamb with 14,000 other believers at a Casting Crowns concert in our nearby city.  What an incredible night.

What an amazing way to usher in this Holy Week, listening to and singing along with one of my favorite Christian performing groups.  Surrounded by a packed arena full of fellow Christians.  Again it rendered me speechless.

My own words seem so inadequate to express what my Savior did for us.  Often when words fail me, pictures and music suffice.  So as this Easter weekend unfolds, I’ll post music that is meaningful to me and captures the waves of emotion I feel.

And all because of this:

“For God so loved the world that He gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ~ John 3:16

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11 responses

  1. We received the amazing news this afternoon that daughter #2 and SIL will be having a healthy, I emphasize healthy, baby boy. I am speechless and only want to give praise for this promise of new life on Maundy Thursday, the day when we solemnly strip the altar.

    I love Casting Crowns. They are coming to Houston May 5. “Who Am I” is my favorite. Thank you for this listen, too.

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  2. I wish to pray for all who have fallen away from God or who have never known God to feel the mercy and grace today. Thanks for your post.

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  3. My favorite post yet! Jesus Christ is risen!!!! The power and majesty of our Savior is beyond incredible and renders me speechless time and again. I have to say that I am a bit envious that you got to go to a Casting Crowns concert and worship our Savior with so many other believers, at times like those you can literally FEEL His presence in the room. I pray you had a wonderful Easter Sunday and I thank you for such a wonderful blessing in reading your post tonight 🙂

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    • Sharon! It’s so good to hear from you; hope everything is going well for you and your family. When is that new little one due? We did have an awesome time at the Casting Crowns concert — truly AMAZING! I am blessed that you enjoyed my post. Thanks for letting me know and take care!

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      • Everything is going great! Our son was born on April 20th so we have been a little busy with 2 kids now but I couldn’t possibly want anything different 🙂 Our little guy is the perfect addition to our family, God is SO good! Hope all is well with you, haven’t been reading or writing anything but I look forward to getting to do so soon. God Bless!

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      • Congratulations on the birth of your son! Such wonderful news. I know how busy your life must be right now, but do take time to enjoy all the little moments and jot them down somewhere even if it’s just a quick note. I know from experience that we think we’ll remember the things our children do and say, but honestly, we tend to forget a lot of them. So good to hear from you, Sharon. May God bless you and your sweet family!

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