A Week of Ups and Downs
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him (Philippians 2:8–9a).
Holy Week moves quickly through numerous ups and downs. From the cheers of Palm Sunday’s “Hosanna!” to the jeers of Good Friday’s “Crucify him!” to the news of Jesus’ resurrection, it is enough to make one’s head spin.
Our lives are like that, as one minute we are up, then down, and back up again. Walking with Christ in Holy Week reminds us that He meets us where we are to make our ups more joyful, and our downs more hopeful. Up or down, we can live confidently because Christ gives us forgiveness, grace, victory over the grave, and unending life.
As we move through Holy Week, may the ups and downs of the events of Christ’s life bring hope to your own knowing that, in the end, our Lord shall bring us into the joy of the resurrected life.