As we move toward Holy Week, we must have a sense that we need to be prepared to walk with Jesus through the trials of the last week of His life. At times on that journey, the forces of evil were in full force. It is at times physically painful, at times emotionally painful and at times it is even spiritually painful.
Psalm 118: 24 reads, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” This verse can apply to each day in the week ahead. Every morning when we begin our day, we can use this verse to garner strength for whatever may come personally and for being present in the events of the week as we walk with Jesus. Every day God has made. All things of that day too. It is a mater of attitude to give each day to God.
It is also a matter of company. The ‘let us rejoice’ is plural. We are all in this together. All Christians should walk through Holy Week together with Jesus. Whether your community is your small group, your church, or the group that reads this today, there is power in practicing our faith together. There is unity and there is strength.
Holy Weeks is a week of highs and lows. At times the forces of evil seem to rule the day and at times God is clearly triumphant. It is as important to celebrate the highs together as well as to walk through the tough stuff together. May our faith draw us together as we prepare to journey with Jesus through Holy Week.
Scripture reference: Psalm 118: 19-24