It’s Holy Week and we come with a renewed view as we approach the calendrical remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Two thousand years of history as a body of believers marks us out in society as souls who have accepted salvation in Jesus and surrendered to God’s work in us.
We bear a banner of faith and hope to hurting souls, a breath of Holy Spirit air to those dying on the inside, a haven of peace and rest to the stressed and depressed as we share The Way to become eternally set free from the fear, sin and pain of our fallen humanity.
We are Christ followers, His grace revealers, Truth sharers and burden bearers as we carry the holy weight of the cross before a waiting world, and the sorrows etched within it to our loving Saviour.
We are also eager for them to see the other side of the cross and the new life ready to be birthed on the inside by believing in Him.
In the sharing of His Passion and suffering, we too walk the lonely road toward crucifixion, ours being a spiritual one – a daily dying to self and the resurrection powered, liberating living of a Spirit-led life.
We come with hearts heavy at the enormity of the task before our Lord, and with hearts made free by the very act of His willing surrender.
Each day we live with the potential of life transforming change wrought by the cross, and the glory of the empty tomb before us, but never more so than during a week of walking the path of remembrance with Jesus.
Our view is renewed in the remembrance, hearts are made warm with wonder and minds remain amazed by the selfless act of pure unmerited grace that has bought our freedom at such a great price.
A renewed view
We come with a renewed view
as we gain sight of the road
rising up to meet us,
the long one paved in agony
on which we have placed our feet,
soled in faithful pilgrimage.
Blood marks the path before us
as Via Dolorosa rises strong
to claim our heart’s affections
for what Christ wrought true
as He courageously fought
on a cross carved out of wood.
Staked out on this lonely hill
where His disciples gather still