Holy Week with my son, Josiah
Hi friends! Happy Holy Week. ❤️
As excited as I have been to share my 100th episode on the podcast, (which will be nothing short of a party 😉) it did not feel right to share it on Holy Week. 😌 I am personally trying to trim back my week, slow down, and even quiet down a little this week.
With that in mind, I decided to instead share: “Episode 99.5” –– (which sounds a bit like a radio station! haha) but it’s a mini-episode to pause and ponder Holy Week a little bit.
My son Josiah joins me and to share “A Poem for Easter” which he wrote back in high school. I’ve always loved it. (Find a copy of it below.) This is a short episode and with that perhaps you can also take a little extra time to savor the week with your family and with a little extra quiet (couldn’t we all use that?)
As promised in the episode, I will also link to a couple apps that have encouraged me as I walk into the Holy Week in notes below:
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Josiah: A Poem for Easter
(find this on his website too!)
A King once made a special place
A place that He made good
A place where two could know Him well
A place where two just would
The King gave them a strict command
To keep or to deny
The two obeyed quite easily
But then the Fall was nigh
Suddenly a dragon came
To steal from the King
The two whom He had loved so much
By giving them this thing
This thing seemed awesome to the two
And it was known by pride
The two then broke their kingdom’s bond
To find the beast had lied
The King left them to live alone
With no escape but death
He gave their sons another way
To give through them a breath
The people had to sacrifice
A pure and perfect life
To keep the bond with their old King
In their rebellious strife
It was soon that they forgot
The true account of old
The King devised a lovely plan
The best one to be told
He sent His son, His only Son
To do a precious deed
He’d sacrifice His own dear life
And save them by His bleed
The Son then took upon himself
The wrath of God above
The wrath was never His to take
He spared them by His love
Jesus’ mission was to save
And take back what was lost
In pain He suffered on that tree
And paid in full their cost
Jesus died a sinners’ death,
Was taken to a tomb
Then three days by an angel came
Beside, an empty room!
Jesus conquered death for good
He proved it on His own!
He is not in that tomb today
He sits upon His throne!
And those who now remember this
Can come to know the Lord
The King awaits with open arms
To offer great reward
This King gave such a sacrifice
To free all from their wrong
The King is bringing back his realm
It’s where we all belong
Thank you, Josiah! I love this so much!
The Easter story in the Bible: The Four Gospels cover the life of Jesus from four different perspectives. To read specifically about Holy week, you can turn to: Matthew, chapters 26-28, Mark, chapters 14-16, Luke, chapters 22-24, or John, chapter 18-20.
2 HOLY WEEK APPS:
Pray as you go APP I am loving this!! This app walks you through about a 10 min. meditation / prayer exercise, daily. They have beautiful messages and meditation exercises for Holy Week, as well as specific meditations for various topics like anxiety, loneliness, and so on. For someone like me that has trouble slowing down, this is super helpful! It’s my new way of entering into devotions before I dive into my Bible Recap plan and book!
Jesus Calling Holy Week Devotional by FaithGateway:
I love this perspective for Holy Week!
BTW: I found both of these 👆 resources from my friend Krista Gilbert, whose website and newsletters are always packed with so much goodness!
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