Holy Week: Access

Access… Joseph, good and righteous man, Laid Christ’s body down to rest, ‘Mid tears, doubts and fears, Act of faith at its best. Temple curtain shredded down, In Father God’s most holy plan; Access to The Holy One— Surely Christ was not mere man. copyright, 3/30/18 Ruth Tuttle Conard

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Holy Week: Nevertheless

Nevertheless…  Mysterious acts and words, Such comfort given with hope; Last Supper: first bread, “My body for you will be broke.” Last Supper: first cup, New covenant established, renewed, The washing of feet: “As I serve, so then must you.” Evil deception in room, Disappears in the darkest of night,...

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Holy Week: Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace… Zechariah prophesied; Deaf ears could not embrace, A humble King of Peace, On donkey’s back-slow pace. They wanted chariots, Grand steeds, mounted battle bows, King Triumphant, Victorious, Enemies laid low. Do I receive the Prophet’s words, Into my violent world? Do I join the Peaceful Prince, Or...

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Alive! (Holy Week Reflection: Sunday)

ALIVE!! dance, sister, dance… In darkness, dimly shrouded, grief-spent hours behind, she moves in silence toward the tomb, her Lord of love in mind. Behold! great hope and joy await, amazingly reborn; For at Christ’s feet she bends and bows – It’s Resurrection morn! Dance, sister, dance! The Christ you...

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Silenced The Lamb (Holy Week Reflection: Saturday)

HOLY WEEK Silenced The Lamb… Jesus… bent, bruised, beaten blamed, bearing all my shame. Jesus… crushed, crying, clinging to unseen, crucified, carrying my disease. Jesus… depths of darkness, horror of hell, left by the Father in agony to dwell. Jesus… giving up life to death, satisfied to see, righteousness pouring...

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Intentionality (Holy Week Reflection: Monday)

intentionality… Down from the donkey, Humble King, Now into the Temple- Hear the swish; Feel the sting of God-spewed anger, Tumbling down greed. They ousted poor, women, Gentiles, -in greatest need- “House of prayer for ALL nations…” From them, God’s love gone, Robbed, indeed. Christ heals, proclaims, Brings down in...

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