Traditionally this is called Holy Week, which is a great name for it. “Holy” is the only word that can begin to describe what Jesus did for us 2,000 years ago. But I would challenge you that this week is not the only week that is holy. Every week can be holy. If our year is a song, holy week is the crescendo of the chorus, which is followed by many more verses of quieter, but equally beautiful music.
Holy means ‘set apart,’ or ‘consecrated.’ Next week when your daughter gets an A+ on her math test, that is an opportunity to make something holy. When your son is terrified of going to bed in a dark room, you can make that holy. When you lose your temper and yell at the kids for goofing off instead of doing what you told them to do, there is holiness there too. When you invite God into a situation, you make it holy. When you talk about Who He is, what He has done for you, who we are in Him, and what we can do as a response, that makes it holy.
Every week is holy, if you are purposeful.
Here are some resources to make set aside this week and make it holy with your family.
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