At the beginning of this week, I asked God to please show me something each day that would draw me closer to Him during this Holy Week. And he has…Monday it came in a song. Tuesday as I was on my daily walk, I saw a donkey alone by a fence and the sun was setting on his back, right where the cross is. (do you know the story of the cross on the donkey’s back?) Wednesday, a simple quote in a post hit me like a ton of bricks: “Jesus could have saved himself, but then he could not have saved you.” Yesterday it was His small simple voice reminding me to slow down.
This morning I was hanging a piece of paper on our bulletin board at work. I had taken down an old sign and had the push pin in my hand. It somehow worked its way around and poked the inside of my palm. I let out an “ouch” and went about hanging the paper. I walked away and could still feel a little sting in my hand and thought how such a tiny little object could hurt so much. I thought how I was glad it didn’t go in any further and then I realized the significance of that little stab when I thought of the nail driven in Jesus’ hand….for me. I can’t even imagine the pain, and the agony that was to come. It’s overwhelming to think about at times.
I hope that today you will take time to slow down, to put on worship music, to remember that little donkey’s role in this day, to look down at your own hands and consider the sacrifice that was made for you.
And then to be thankful for what today is…today is a day of amazing grace!
“For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.” (Romans 5:6-11)