Holy Week 2017 Devotion: Introduction


I love looking at bridges. Old bridges. Covered bridges. Famous bridges. Small, quaint bridges. The architecture of bridges has always fascinated me. So many different designs, sizes, materials used.  A matter of fact, the very identity of many towns and cities are tied to their bridges—think San Francisco or Brooklyn. However, no matter how different every bridge may be, no matter how unique the architecture, no matter how diverse the building material, each and every bridge has a common purpose: to get people from one side to the other. Every bridge exists to be the connection point from where someone is to where he or she needs to go. In a very real sense, Easter, the death and resurrection of Jesus, is the bridge that connects Heaven and Earth. That incredible moment in history 2000 years ago fulfilled God’s plan and purpose to make a way for His fallen, sinful creation to pass from spiritual death to spiritual life.  Jesus’ finished work on the cross and His glorious resurrection was Jesus’ definitive fulfillment of His proclamation that He  is “…the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”   (John 14:6 NIV)

This Holy Week, we hope these daily devotions will help prepare your heart for the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection on Sunday.  Our theme this year is “Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth: His Purpose Fulfilled.” Each day’s devotion will look at a different aspect of how Jesus fulfilled His purpose to “seek and to save the lost”  (Luke 19:10 NIV) through His life, death, and  resurrection.  May each of us be reminded this season, and especially this week, that Jesus’ mission and purpose was to make a way for you and for me; and may we, in turn, be passionate about directing others to that same bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.

Pastor Aaron Robb