Welcome to Wondering Wednesday. You are encouraged to use this as personal devotion and reflection. After that, you are welcome to hop on the church Facebook page or Instagram page and wonder with others.
Wandering through a parade to shouts from the crowd to the very worst kind of death, we find our praise confused with sorrow and our hope mixed up in tragedy.
As you enter this week, which is full of emotion, check in with your emotions.
Make a list of the emotions you have experienced in the past week.
Review this list and reflect on which of these emotions you want more of and which you’d like to experience less.
Consider when these emotions you desire most have been easily accessed in your past.
Pray…O God, in our times of loneliness, doubt, and turmoil, may we be reminded to entrust ourselves to your unfailing love. Grant us discernment about when to protect ourselves and when to make ourselves vulnerable. Empower us as communities of faith to witness in word and deed to your steadfast, never-failing, liberating, and transforming love. Amen
So we don’t skip from the joyful Palm Parade to the delight of Easter morning, consider reading the whole story. Matthew 26:14—27:66 As you read, keep checking in with your emotions. Allow yourself to sit with them a while. And know that chapter 27 verse 66 is not the end of the story. Be sure to schedule time to worship in the coming week as we walk through the story together.