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Sunday, March 24, 2013

One Week to Easter

Only one more week until Easter! I don’t know about you, but for me, this has been a fast year. I have been looking forward to this week—for me, it is spring break, and every college student needs a week off now and then. I have been thinking about it for another reason, too. Holy week has been on my mind. I feel like I normally treat it like any other week and go about my business, letting Easter take me off guard. Sometimes I observe Lent to prepare my heart and to keep my mind on Easter and what it represents. This year, I totally forgot to check my calendar and by the time I remembered Lent, it was halfway over. So much for that. I don’t want to let Easter catch me off guard, too! So, I want to do something this Holy Week to keep it in my mind and on my heart.

      It’s not so much about the day—the observation of festivals and traditions does not impress God and if it is hollow, it is only legalism. It is about what Easter means for us, for what was done for us on Friday and the implications of what happened on Sunday. It is about the incomprehensible sacrifice that Jesus gave and the joyous miracle of his arising on the third day! I want to take that to heart and think of it in a new and refreshing way this year. I want to connect with my savior and catch a glimpse of the Holy, falling on my knees in awe of His sacrifice in light of His glory.

Will you join me this week?

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