Good Friday and Easter Prep: What about Your Heart?

Here’s the thing: I know what it is like to be in children’s ministry and prepare for Good Friday and Easter.

Finding volunteers for any church holiday is a step beyond difficult especially when there are extra services and the anticipation that more people will be coming to participate. By now, your team is set and your supplies are ready.

But what about your heart?

When Jesus came into the city of Jerusalem and visited the Temple it was clear that the leaders had allowed the place intended for worship to become distracted by something else. And, as we know, this drove Jesus to holy anger for the vision Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 56 about the future of the people of God had become corrupted.

My point here is not that church holidays in children’s ministry have lost their focus on who Jesus is and what Jesus has done. My point is that far too often during these seasons of busyness our hearts are too distracted to fully participate in reverence for the crucified Christ and in awe of the resurrected King.

I urge you today to pause, to re-read the crucifixion story, and to allow your heart and affections to be stirred toward the One who redeemed you. And my prayer for you this weekend is that in the midst of the chaos of serving others you would find moments to focus and worship.

Here are some worship songs to help you find those moments in the noise:

Rest.
Reflect.
Find yourself in the Risen Savior.

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