Here is a proposed schedule of ways to commemorate and celebrate this week of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
HOLY WEEK DEVOTIONALS
Begin to share the Easter story with your children (or grandchildren).
Walk through Holy Week with them, so they more fully understand why we celebrate on Easter Sunday.
Today, read and pray through Jesus’ cursing of the fig tree and a discussion of the fruit JESUS desires in us.
Read and pray through Mary anointing Jesus, & Judas’ arrangement of betrayal
Read and pray through the Last Supper and Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
Good Friday is the day we remember the crucifixion of Jesus, the day he died. So, it should be a day of solemn remembrance of the great sacrifice Jesus made for us. Mourn the loss, imagine a “Good Friday world” without Jesus, and take time to repent of your own sins.
Saturday is a Solemn Day. BEFORE THE DAWN and Celebration of tomorrow must come the darkness and desperation of Saturday.
Today is a day of unbridled celebration as we fix our eyes on the RISEN Jesus. Today, Easter Sunday, Resurrection Sunday, is the culminating event of this week.
Begin this new week with an intimate sunrise experience. Get up and find a place to watch the sunrise. If you’ve never done it, it is a breathtaking experience that will undoubtedly help you connect with the creator and celebrate that He lifted Jesus from the grave victoriously.