This is the only birthday I could recall that I would celebrate it on a holy week. But as much as I want to really enjoy my birthday, I just want to celebrate more on the day after my birthday. The Resurrection Day!
But just a simple fact…Do you know that we actually celebrate Resurrection Day every week? That’s the reason why we go to church every Sunday. We celebrate the risen Lord. And this Easter Sunday shouldn’t be different on those other Sundays or even on other days. Or I must say, this holy week should be no different. For me, these days are more like of an opportunity and a blessing that we Christ believers were given (not just because we get a long weekend 🙂 ).
When do we really take the time to reflect on the important things in our lives?
When do we really take a rest and just focus on God?
When do we really give thought of our sins and on what Christ did for us?
When do we really read about the death and resurrection of Jesus in the Bible?
It is only during holy week that we see people walking on the street and carrying a heavy wooden cross. I don’t judge these people. That’s how they want to do it. They actually serve as a reminder that we all should be carrying our cross though not the physical cross that they have. Not just during holy week, but daily.
And for me, I want to take this holy week too as an opportunity to start anew. There have been so many things in my life which I really don’t share much to people but God knows that I just want to change. As Jesus who lives in me had overcome death, what else could He not overcome in my life?
As I’m turning 27, I am marking this holy week as a door for the life changing days to come.
I want to leave you with one of Jesus’ last words in John 19:30.
When Jesus had tasted it, he said, “It is finished!” Then he bowed his head and released his spirit.
Jesus completed everything for us in the cross. There is nothing we can do more to add up to that. The only thing we need to do is to respond to what He did for us. How? By putting our faith and trust in Him that would lead us to repentance and changed life.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Eph 2: 8-10)
Have a meaningful Resurrection Sunday everyone!