Yesterday, Palm Sunday, began the holiest week of the Christian year. The week began with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, but the “Hosannas” of the crowd quickly turned to cries of “Crucify Him!” Jesus shared a Last Supper with His disciples, then prepared to die. He bore my sins and yours on the cross. He died so we might live. He endured the pain and suffering we rightly deserve so we can be forgiven and washed clean.
Without Jesus’ death on the cross and His resurrection, we would be mired in sin and facing eternal damnation. With His ultimate sacrifice, we are washed in the Blood of the Lamb and looking forward to eternity with the Lord … IF we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. I have accepted Jesus, and I pray that if you have not already done so, you will do so now.
If you have questions about sin, salvation, and eternal life, Jesus Christ is the answer.
During Holy Week, I will attend the Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing Ceremony on Maundy Thursday and the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday at my church, All Saints Anglican. I will spend one hour in the Vigil at the Altar of Repose. These are solemn occasions to reflect on Christ’s Passion and my own sin and salvation.
Then on Easter Sunday, I will be ready to rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord!