Monday, April 6, 2009

Welcome to one of the most monumental Christian weeks of the year, Holy week! We began on yesterday with the exchange of the palms singing "Hosanna, Hosanna...His name be praised!" As you read the scriptures for Holy Week, you will see that not only do you & I have to face adversities every day, but so did Jesus. The same crowd that was cheering Him on and throwing palms in His path, is the same crowd who on the very next day began their plot to crucify Him. Even with the plot of destruction in His very near future, Christ continued to carry out His mission. So today, I challenge all of us to not only dismiss the plots that may come up against us this week, but to persevere and strive for excellence in all that we wish to accomplish. After 40 days of praying, fasting and self reflecting, there is no reason to believe that anything can win over you and God!

Isaiah 42:6-7

"I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.  I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."


Even when you can't physically feel someone holding your hand, you are being lifted.  The covenant you secured when you accepted Christ as your Savior allows your hand to be held when you go to work, when you go to the doctor, and when you face any amount of weakness.  This week, allow God to open your eyes to the unthinkable and you will realize that all you've been praying for has been right in your hand the whole time, Jesus Christ!

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