What I’m Thinking: Heights and Depths


This coming Sunday, we’ll recall both the feverish exaltation of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and hear the full story of his crucifixion and death. We’ll scale the heights, and we’ll descend to the depths.

Here’s a transcript:

I’m thinking about heights and depths this week. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday, and it is also Passion Sunday. It is a Sunday to recall the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem: the amazing celebrations that went on that day. The waving of the palm branches, the shouts of “Hosanna!” and “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!”

But it’s also a day of depths, because we will, in fact, read Mark’s full account of Jesus’ Passion: his arrest, his trial, his crucifixion, his death. And that, of course, is at the very depths of Jesus’ ministry on earth and the Christian faith.

Heights and depths – they are part of our lives; they are part of our faith. They are part of our lives because we go from depth to height and back to depth again. They are part of our faith because Jesus followed a very similar road to the ones that we take. Higher, perhaps, and deeper, perhaps.

It is why the Christian faith is so precious. Our Savior knows as well as you or I where we have been, how we have felt, the sorrows that we’ve known, and the joys at being freed from what oppresses us.

Heights and depths.

That’s what I’m thinking. I’m curious to hear what you’re thinking. So please leave me your thoughts in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you.

Categories What I'm Thinking | Tags: , , , , | Posted on March 18, 2018

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