Journey To and Through the Cross

Holy Supper courtesy of Ximo Pastor

Reflecting on this week being Holy Week.  The week that led up to and contained the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord on our behalf a new series has sprung from the overflow of God’s grace, mercy, and love for us.  Beginning Monday the series, Journey To and Through the Cross will begin.

A few years ago I was inspired to begin the Journey to the Cross event at our church.  Since then it has been a blessing of God to me, my family, and multitudes of others on Holy Week.  I no longer attend the church where it began, but it lives on there and in our hearts here.

You can obtain the materials for this multi-sensory event from Amazon if you would like to use it in your home or ministry.  Here is a site that explains it to you, and the link for the purchase from Amazon.

That being said God has led me from that date to an experience daily to and through the cross.  I pray this series blesses you abundantly with the love of God who sent His son to die for us that we may walk in newness of life.  That we may lay down our struggles with self-esteem and take up belief in His work, not our own, and the God esteem we can have as new creatures in Christ.

Passover began last night.  The celebration of the perfect sacrifice of the lamb of God for us that removes our bondage and sets us free.  Beloved over two thousand years ago the perfect lamb of God was sacrificed at the same time the daily sacrificial lamb was slaughtered at the temple.  As you reflect this week let God’s words in John 19:30 be a comfort to you. “It is finished.”  One sacrifice for all.

Happy Passover and Blessed Easter to you all.  To God be the Glory! Oh, what great things He has done.

10 The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. Otherwise, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins. It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said:

“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
with burnt offerings and sin offerings
you were not pleased.
Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll—
I have come to do your will, my God.’”[a]

First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. Then he said, “Here I am, I have come to do your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. 10 And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Scripture taken from the New International Version, Hebrews 10:1-10. <3Melinda