Experiencing Holy Week is to walk through Jesus’ most trying hours, contemplating the events that led to Easter.
Read and pray through Jesus’ prediction of his death (John 12:20-36)
“Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honour the one who serves me.” (John 12:25-26 NIV)
Read: • Isaiah 49:1-7 • Psalm 71:1-14 • 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
- God chose the foolish, the weak, and the low to serve his glory. He didn’t come in a great show of power and might but in humility. Jesus died on a cross, a most humiliating and painful death. These were great stumbling blocks to many in recognizing who Jesus was and believing. What about you?
- Jesus said, “if anyone serves Me, he must follow Me.” How are you serving Jesus? How are you picking up your cross and following him?
- Jesus said, “do not let darkness overtake you… become children of the light”. How are you putting your trust in Jesus to save and protect you from the darkness of this life? How can you further commit your heart to him and walk in his light?
Respond in Prayer: Heavenly Father you are my rock and my redeemer, my shelter in the storm. In you I place my trust, so that I may have hope. Let me walk in your light all my days, seeking only you. I give you my life to love and serve you, following you in all that I do. Jesus, by your death on the cross, we have been given life. May we gladly suffer shame and loss for your sake. Amen.
and again I say Rejoice:
It gives me great pleasure to post this Good News on behalf of my home church in Cape Town, South Africa: