Holy Week was the most significant week in the life of Christ. During these eight days, Jesus was praised and despised, anointed and betrayed, crucified and resurrected from the dead. Each event is important; each illustrates the battle between the sin of man and the love of God.
As you read these devotionals, and contemplate these scriptures, you will see that the story of Holy Week revolves around a God who is close to His people, who comes to proclaim the coming Kingdom to the crowds who surrounded Him; a God who yearns for His creation to know Him, who tells simple stories to share profound truth; a God who is humble, who allows a stranger to anoint Him, a friend to betray Him and the crowds to crucify Him so that the entire world might have reconciliation with God and forgiveness of their sin. Though this story happened over two-thousand years ago, it still has an essential purpose for us today.
That purpose for us is salvation. However, we must remember that although He died on the cross for you and me, Jesus carried out God’s plan for one reason: to obey the will of His Father and in so doing, complete the work of the Kingdom. This was His passion during His life on earth.
And so, we hope that by observing Christ’s obedience, you will be compelled to humble yourself before the King of Kings, to obey Him just as He obeyed His Father. We hope that by meditating on this Holy Week, you will respond to God’s glorious invitation into His Kingdom—that you will know and embrace His unconditional love for you.
Each devotional will start by reading a portion of scripture that relates to a specific day during Holy Week. Have your Bible ready! You may also want to have a pen/pencil/highlighter available so you can take notes.
As you read and observe biblical teaching, contemplate the role each of us play as followers of Christ.
Finally, listen to the songs that accompany each day on this Holy Week CD. Take some time to reflect on these songs and worship the Lord for His faithfulness and love.
May God bless you deeply during Holy Week!
The Singing Company and Families