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Thursday, April 2, 2015

The “turnovers” of life

Celebrating Holy Week

Holy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Sunday

This past Sunday we celebrated Palm Sunday – where Jesus came in to the city on a donkey and the disciples praised God saying: Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest! (Luke 19:38).

But as we know, just a week later, people were no longer shouting praises, but rather exclaiming: Crucify him!

That is a pretty fast “turnover.”

Are there fast “turnovers” in your life? Times when life tips you upside down?

Battling a sin that you thought you already overcame

Feelings of doubt or guilt

A loss of a family member

A hardship of a close friend

One week you feel as if everything is going great and you are going down a positive path, and the next week you are thrown in a totally different direction. How can one week go so smoothly and the next you are crumbling and feeling totally lost?

During these times, I think it is important to remember, especially as we celebrate Holy Week this week, that Jesus suffered in the same way. Not only is He there to help us when life turns us in a difficult direction, but He knows what we are going through.  

God is the God of all comfort; He will comfort us in any situation.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-11

Lord, we know that even through our sufferings and quick turnovers in life, you are always there to comfort us. Thank you for sacrificing your Son on the cross for our sins. Help us to especially reflect on this during this Holy Week. In Jesus’ name, Amen. 

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