To Prepare You For Worship
What are you grieving?
A loss of your routine. A loss of your job. A loss of connections with people you care about. A loss of the anticipation for an event that has been cancelled. A loss of your illusion about just how much pain was hiding under the busy schedule you kept? Pay attention to these feelings and know that you are not alone. Holy Week is all about Jesus not just talking to our suffering with platitudes…He joins us, and leads us to new life…which, we are more aware than ever, will not be going back to things exactly as they were.
God of our Holy Weeks, You join us in our grieving and lead us to new life. We don’t like change and rarely choose it, and yet, here we are, on the cusp of a new way of living. Give us courage to follow where You lead. In Jesus’ name, Amen.