April 12th, 2019
I am sitting in my office right now watching the live funeral procession of a successful musician who was gunned down on March 31st in front of his clothing store in Los Angeles. The funeral procession is estimated at over 25 miles long. Tens of thousands of people are lining the streets to pay their final respects. Each asking a similar question, “why?” Whether you loved or even knew his music or not, it’s a sad day for many – grueling for his family and closest friends.
One week from today many of you will join me at the Deegan Stable for our third annual Good Friday service. We will again gather to remember the grueling death of the one who lived a perfect life – the one who died for you and me. There are many differences between the remembrance of the death of Jesus and all other deaths. But one of the biggest is that we don’t have to ask the question “why,” but rather we say, “thank you.”
Some denominations do a better job at remembering His death more often than most evangelicals. We could learn from them in this area. With that in mind, I’m asking if you would be willing to read an eight day devotional with me which is related to this week between Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter. Would you jump in tomorrow with me? If you miss one or two days, it’s okay! But let’s try to take time to pay our respects to Jesus and prepare our hearts for Good Friday and Easter… together!
BTW, please let me know if you’re planning on joining me – I’d LOVE to read this with you!
Preparing my heart with yours,