Friday but Sunday’s coming”…so goes the saying popularized by Tony
Easter is coming! It won’t be long now. Lent is meant to be the preparatory
countdown for the greatest celebration on earth. Holy week begins with Palm
Sunday. You can retrace the steps of Jesus throughout the whole time. I was in
Jerusalem on Palm Sunday a couple of years ago. As we passed the Mount of
Olives, my heart raced as I imagined that fateful day over 2000 years ago.
Yes, I was in Jerusalem but now Jerusalem is in me. That’s the point.
Right now “Jerusalem” can be in your very soul. I find the gospel of
Mark to be the best source to retrace the passion week. We have the entire
week printed out. If you would like a copy just ask my faithful secretary
Betty for one.
is for evidence
is for adoration
is for service
is for triumph
is for remembrance
If I ever get to write a book I think the title would be, “The Truth Is Hard To Swallow.” Not because it is intellectually untenable to “believe” but it is hard to accept the inescapable ramifications of the resurrection.
If Jesus is alive, I am accountable
If Jesus is alive, there is a
heaven and hell.
If Jesus is alive, there is meaning
If Jesus is alive, all other
religions are false.
the truth is hard to swallow unless of course you really want to know.
empty tomb is an invitation.
see the place where the Lord lay.”