From our Kirkwood Chaplain, Rev. Richard Hanna
This past Sunday, we began Holy Week, a week that I often call, “The seven days that changed the world.” The week begins with Palm Sunday and proceeds through Good Friday and Holy Saturday, which of course leads to the culmination of the Christian year, Easter Sunday. Here at Kirkwood by the River, we will have Bible studies and worship services to reflect on the events of the week.
On Maundy Thursday, we will reflect on the night that Jesus not only instituted the Lord’s Supper but also was betrayed and abandoned by his closest friends and followers.
On Good Friday, we will reflect deeply on the price Christ paid as he went to the cross as the Lamb of God, to die for the sins of the world.
All of that is in anticipation of Easter, when we will celebrate Christ’s glorious resurrection from the grave, a resurrection that gives us the power to rise above all the things in life that hold us back. As Jesus declared in John 14:19, “Because I live, you also shall live.” Seven days that changed the world, leading to the greatest event of human history, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ! May the days of Holy Week change our lives as we reflect, pray, and celebrate that the Lord is Risen Indeed – Alleluia. Amen.