For many of us that have grown up in or around the church, Holy Week and Easter may have become too familiar. The great idiom “familiarity breeds contempt” could ring true. It’s easy to get caught up in the motions and not truly be impacted by the reality of what is being celebrated. This year, we are creating new avenues to prepare our hearts to truly encounter and celebrate the last week of Jesus’ life that led up to his resurrection.
Russell Wilson of the Seahawks has been known to say, “The separation is in the preparation.” This year we are going to do just that. We are going to take time before Good Friday and Easter, March 16 and 23, to separate ourselves from this world and “set our minds on the things above” (Col 3:2). We are going to prepare our hearts by spending time in worship together, contemplation together, take communion together, and praying together. In the busyness of our lives that is all too common, come slow your heart and consider what a costly and amazing salvation we have been given!