Holy Week stands as a pivot point for all of history.

We see the moment Love offered all of Himself for all of us, His beloveds.

What a sacred week.

Let’s behold Jesus as we trace His path through Holy Week.

Each day of Holy Week—pondering the moments, the prophecies fulfilled, the depth of Jesus’ heart for us—let’s read scriptures for that day, then behold Jesus.

    • Simply watch what He does.
    • Listen to what He says.
    • Observe how His emotions are on display.

Now, imagine you are right beside Him in the moment.

    • What do you feel as you behold Him? Notice the look in His eyes. 

Attend to the way your heart responds.

    • What does He say to you in that moment? 

And what might He also be saying to you right now?

    • What words do you offer back to Him?

Use your senses and your sacred imagination to notice what is woven through the dusty sacred days.

    • Smell smells.
    • Taste tastes.
    • See sights.
    • Hear sounds.
    • Touch textures.

Contemplate in the quiet:

    • What surprises you?
    • What offends you?
    • What humbles you?
    • What pivots you?

Pray as you pause.

Let’s close each encounter with Jesus talking to the Father, Son, and Spirit about what happens as we experience Jesus experiencing Holy Week.

May Holy Week be a holy walk

with

the One who came,

comes,

and will come again.

He calls you His beloved.

He shows

the depth of His love through

His outstretched arms

and His glorious heart

on full display upon the Cross.

Scriptures to ponder:

 

Palm Sunday

Triumphal Entry

Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-18

Jesus weeps over Jerusalem

Luke 19:41

 

Holy Week Monday

Jesus curses the fig tree

Matthew 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14

Jesus clears the temple

Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46

 

Holy Week Tuesday

Mount of Olives

Matthew 24:1-25:46, Mark 13:1-37, Luke 21:5-36

 

Holy Week Wednesday

Jesus daily in the temple

Luke 21:37-38

 

Maundy Thursday

Jesus at Passover Meal/Last Supper

Matthew 26:20-35, Mark 14:17-26, Luke 22:14-30

Jesus in Upper room

John 13:1-17:26

Jesus prays in Gethsemane

Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46

Jesus betrayed & arrested

Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-52, Luke 22:47-53, John 18:2-12

 

Holy Week Thursday late – Friday early

Jesus on trial before Caiaphas, Annas, Sanhedrin, Pilate, Herod, & Pilate again

Matthew 26:57-27:26, Mark 14:53-15:15, Luke 22:54-23:25, John 18:13-19:16

 

Good Friday

Jesus’ Crucifixion – 9 AM to 3 PM

Matthew 27:27-54, Mark 15:16-39, Luke 23:26-49, John 19:16-37

Jesus’ Burial, Late Friday

Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-54, John 19:38-42

 

Holy Saturday

Tomb watched

Matthew 27:62-66

 

Easter Sunday

Empty tomb

Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-8, Luke 24:1-12

Jesus’ Resurrection

Matthew 28:9-20, Mark 16:9-20, Luke 24:13-49, John 20:1-21:25


Featured photos are courtesy of Tim Mossholder, Aaron Burden, and Jonny Gios on Unsplash.

Join My Mailing List

Encouragement delivered to your inbox

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Share This