Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy Week or Wholly Weak?

It is interesting to me that the week that is known as Holy Week can often be such a frantic, hectic week for church leadership that it becomes anything but holy.

Gotta get the messages for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easer Services all lined up.

Gotta hit a home run for Easter (at least that's the pressure we often put on ourselves or get from leaders in the church.)

Gotta do the slides for the messages, gotta have the bulletin ready to go.

The week that is meant to be Holy often finds us wholly weak, manufacturing something of deep connectedness to Jesus, when in reality connection with the Holy One of God has been on the backburners at best.

And this chicken with its head cut off, frantic, uncentered way takes its toll. Just found myself trying to instigate a spat with Shaina. Over nothing.

This way of life is ugly and my hope and prayer for us this week is that this ugliness will invite us to the foot of the cross, where His grace is sufficient, His healing is complete, and his love is like an avalanche.

The neat thing about this journey to the last moments of Jesus' life is that it reminds us that we are indeed Wholly Weak and invites us to cry out to God, "Lord Help Me!" And the God of the Nations, The God of Power, in this Holy Week reminds us "I already have."

Let this be your week to draw near to Christ

If you are looking for a place to draw close to God through Holy Weak, check out Wadsworth United Methodist Church
195 Broad Street
Wadsworth OH

Seder Meal on Maundy Thursday

Good Friday Services 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. (I'm preachin' it at 9!)

Easter Sunday 8:15, 9:30, 11:00.

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