Walking Into the Son…

picture credit: from the heart of j

picture credit: from the heart of j

Early morn…first day of spring…nip in the air…

I began my morning praise walk beseeching the Lord to “open my lips and let my mouth declare His glory.

The sun was bright as I walked into its warmth…

And I thought…a  perfect posture as Holy Week begins…

Walking into the “Son”.

Walking into the presence of the Son as the steps of His passion are retraced…Walking into His light…Walking into His warmth…Walking into His Love…Walking into His mercy…walking into His glory…walking ever deeper into the Heart of He who is Our Savior.

May we all walk into the radiance of the Son this Holy Week and let the glory of His love for us change us ever new.

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The Hush of Holy Saturday…

The hush of Holy Saturday descends up on the world..

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As we await with expectant hearts the event that split time in two…

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BC. and AD…

And changed our lives eternally.

The apostles and holy women awaited with hearts in chaos of grief, despair, doubt, confusion and fear.

We await with hearts of expectant joy, praise and thanksgiving.

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We know the VICTORY has been won.

Let the good news burst forth..

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and water the hearts of those in disbelief around us.

His Eyes Meet Yours…

Jesus looks down from the cross…

Scans the crowd…

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His body racked with pain and drenched with blood.

His eyes meet yours…

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What does His gaze say to YOU?

Die with Christ…so that you may LIVE with HIM.

(We know the end of this story don’t we, and we rejoice in the knowing!)

“Yet it was our infirmities that he bore, our sufferings that he endured, while we thought of him as stricken, as one smitten by God and afflicted, but he was pierced for our offenses, crushed for our sins, upon him was the chastisement that makes us whole, by his stripes we were healed.” Is 53:4-5

Peace Be With You…May I Wash Your Feet?…

“When the Lord of the world comes and undertakes the slave’s task of foot-washing…

which is an illustration of the way He washes our feet all through our lives…

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We have a totally different picture.

God does not want to trample on us, but kneels down before us so as to exult us.

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The mystery of the greatness of God is seen precisely in the fact that He can be so small…

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Only when power is changed from the inside, and we accept Jesus and his way of life, whose self is there in there in the action of the foot-washing,

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Only then can the world be healed and the people be able to live at peace with one another.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

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“If I therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash another’s feet.  I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” John 13:14-15

Lay Down Your Cloak….

Palms waving…”Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.”

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Cloaks laid down to honor the King.

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The King up on a lowly donkey entering Jerusalem to do His Father’s will…

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Ascending upwards to His throne…

His throne up on the Cross.

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Will we too in gratitude and humility lay down the cloaks of our lives?….

                      And follow Him who chooses the Cross as His throne?

“Rejoice heartily, O daughter Jerusalem! See, your king shall come to you; a just savior is he, Meek and riding on an ass, on a colt, the foal of an ass.” Zech 9:9