Way back in my high school years I loved the song by The Little River Band entitled, Reminiscing. It was a catchy, swingy, poetic song that I liked. Reminiscing is generally fun to do and you think back on the good times you had. High school for me was a pretty good. Activities, music, sports, driving, learning how to handle some independence and growing in to who I am today.
It’s Holy Week and as we walk with Jesus to the cross and the empty tomb it’s more than reminiscing about what Jesus did for us. We read the passion history during our midweek Lenten services and see how Jesus was treated. Honored and revered by throngs of people on Palm Sunday; celebrating the passover with his devoted followers and being betrayed by a kiss for 30 pieces of silver; denied by his close follower; jeered at and made fun of; mocked and beaten, hung on a cross; All of this he did for you and me. He endured the pain to pay the price God demanded for our sins. What Jesus did is more than ‘oh that was really thoughtful”! It was Jesus giving his life for you and me and he did it willingly. He defeated death and the devil and rose victorious on that Easter morn.
Bask in the glow of the empty tomb! Hold on to the truths of God’s word when they say that Jesus rose! Reminisce about and remember what Jesus has done for us- Share it and live it so others may know Jesus!