Does Easter ever sneak up on you? It certainly can do that. Even though this holiday celebrates the most important event in history, we almost miss it from time to time. Unlike Christmas or Independence Day (which always occur on the same day each year), Easter moves – sometimes even occurring in a different month! If we are not careful, we can “accidentally” bump into Resurrection Sunday on the way to or from a T-ball game or soccer tournament!
It is rather ironic, though, that Easter (of all holidays) would surprise us. After all, the events remembered at Easter had been planned for a very long time. From the time that sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden, God promised that one day the seed of the woman would have His heel bruised while He crushed the head of the snake (Genesis 3:15). The victory promised at Eden was accomplished on Calvary’s cross and announced in the garden’s empty tomb.
Jesus ushered Easter in by intentionally processing from Heaven to Bethlehem to Galilee to Jerusalem in a multi-millennia-long journey. Given this amount of planning, it would be a shame for us to miss it.
This Easter season at Wildwood Community Church we will be gathering on three days for three different worship services:
- Palm Sunday – April 2 (8:30, 9:45, 11:00)
- Good Friday – April 7 (6:00 PM & 7:30 PM)
- Easter Sunday – April 9 (8:30, 9:45, 11:00)
This weekend, as we celebrate Palm Sunday, we will look at Luke 9:51 – 22:53 and see Jesus journey to Jerusalem knowing full well what awaited Him there. And why did He do this? Because HE LOVES US and was coming to rescue us.
Join us this Sunday as we prepare our hearts for Easter by seeing His heart for us. Get ready. Don’t miss it. And we will see you this Palm Sunday morning … and bring friends!