The goal of this week, and its celebrations, is to allow us to encounter the bold reality of Jesus of Nazareth, who is
the Messiah, the only Son of the Father, the Lamb of God, and the King of Kings. He is the merciful face of God who brings reconciliation to the human race as He cancels out all of our offenses on the wood of the Cross.
He is no mere figment of the imaginations of some First Century Palestinians, and He is also not merely a historical figure of some distant era.
Jesus, obedient to the Father even unto death, is Lord of our own century, just as He was Lord back then. Let us clear away all that is distracting this Holy Week so that we can encounter Him in Glory.
May He come and save us anew.
Rev. Nathan Reesman