Text: Hebrews 10:14
Boy, Lent can be long, can’t it? In some ways Ash Wednesday feels like it was a decade ago. For those of you who are fasting for Lent, I’m sure you’re looking forward to Palm Sunday something fierce.
But really – aren’t we all?
This season has been about fasting, repenting, and repenting again. It’s been about meditating and confessing and examining. Lent is literally a season of transformation – it’s winter to spring, darkness to light and, best of all? Lent is a transition from death to life!
We have been reminded in this season how truly dead we are in our sins.
We have also remembered that Christ died for us while we were yet sinners.
We have seen our debt of sin in a new way.
And that has brought us to a new understanding of the gift of the cross – of salvation.
Tomorrow, we step into Holy Week. Not just Holy Week as a reading plan, but the scriptures – the holy text that gives account to the holy Lord turning His face to Jerusalem and to his mission of death for life.
In this week of Jesus’ triumphal entry, betrayal, trial, crucifixion, burial and resurrection, we will find that the Holy Scriptures are rich and ample to narrate history and rend our hearts for the love of our Savior.
So often in our studies together we seek to allow the scriptures to enter our hearts and we ask, “What does this mean for me?” And, this is one important way to read scripture.
But for this Holy Week, let’s allow our hearts to enter into the text – to live and breathe these real and historical events – and ask the Holy Spirit to teach us through it.
This is the story of Jesus. Let us be wrecked, be changed, and find ourselves in humble worship of our Savior.
And let us never forget – Easter is coming!
Also, because we will not be having Weekly Truths on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday, we’re sharing lock screen options a day early this week – one for all of Holy Week (but just for fun, we’re sharing a few options).
As a community of women, let’s memorize Hebrews 10:14 together, shall we?
“For by a single offering, he has perfected for all time those who are bing sanctified.”