As I sit here on this Palm Sunday, I’m reminded of the ultimate sacrifice our Lord and Savior made for us on that dark day, over 2,000 years ago.
We are such broken, sinful and prideful people, yet Jesus still finds us incredibly valuable! So valuable in fact, that He gave up His life so that we can have and everlasting one. It’s hard to even wrap my head around the fact that someone would do this for me. I am so undeserving of His extreme love. However, I am incredibly thankful for His overwhelming mercy and selfless sacrifice.
This is a great time to sit back and reflect on what this coming week truly represents. As Jesus entered into Jerusalem, the people cried out Hosanna while waving palm branches to greet Him. What a beautiful scene this must have been, and to think that in just a weeks time everything will be completely different.
Not only will Jesus be betrayed by one of His very own disciples, but a second disciple will deny even knowing Jesus 3 separate times. Jesus will also be arrested, severely beaten, and dished up a terrible punishment in the place of a murderer!
How difficult it must have been to bear all of this in a single week! Sounds more like a lifetime worth of trials to me. We all know the wonderful ending to this story though. A resurrected Savior that is waiting for us to turn to him, with nothing but open arms and a love undeserved.
This week I am making it a priority to walk through the Easter story with my children. This journey starts today by reading John 12:13-16 and ends Easter Sunday with Matthew 28:1-9.
My challenge for you is to spend some time in God’s word every single day this week. This can be done individually, with your spouse, as part of your homeschool day, or for family bible study time.
Walk through the Easter story, diving in full force and allowing God to share these powerful events with you through his word. Start your Easter Sunday caught up on the story and ready to celebrate the fact that we have a living Savior! I highly encourage you to start the week off by reading A Verse For Today.
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