What is the theme of Easter…suffering, redemption, life? It seems that Easter is one of the most dichotomizing holidays: suffering & rejoicing, pain & healing, death & life. I think about the journey of Christ in his week leading up to the resurrection. In a time of great celebration, his entrance into Jerusalem (Luke 19:29-38), he knew they would ultimately cry out for his death (Luke 23:13-25). When Jesus was with his best friends fellowshipping (Mark 14:12-26), he knew that one of his disciples would betray him (Mark 14:43-46) and another would deny him (Mark 14:66-72). Yet when he was facing death, suffering on the cross (Matthew 27:35-50), Jesus knew he would rise again to new life (Matthew 28:5-10).
What does your journey to Easter look like? What are you suffering through and rejoicing over? Read through Psalm 13. How does David’s Psalm fit your story?
Read through Psalm 13 one more time saying it this time as your prayer to God.