So…anybody preaching this week?
I know, bad joke.
I have found myself in two different conversations this week (since Saturday) saying the same thing: Easter will just have to wait. One was with a person who had already trashed a perfectly good Easter sermon by last Saturday, and one was with someone who was sweating not having a really good one by Monday. I tell you, I hang out with overachievers sometimes.
I have come to referring to this week’s crescendo event as “Super Awesome Easter—with Super Awesome Sermon included!” And yet I am feeling neither super nor awesome about it this Tuesday of Holy Week. I am preaoccupied with the memorial that looms overhead in the next two days. In the next 48 hours I will stand beside a gieving family as accept and embrace the condolences of their frinds and loved ones, and I will celebrate the Hope of the Resurrection that has been made all the more real in the glorious passing of one of our church saints.
I’m beginning to feel as Mary Magdalene might have on the early Sunday morning. “Just get me through it, Lord. Meet me on the other side.”
Will I meet Jesus face to face? Will I hear him call me by name, respond with my own nickname for him, and somehow understand that he has conquered death, hell and the grave just for me? Will my tears be wiped away?
May it be so, Lord.
What are your thoughts this week, super and awesome, or not?
PS–if I may be a little self-indulgent, today is my one year Blogiversary. Yeah for me!