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Prepare Ye the Way!

 Oh, those words.

They resonate.

They call out!

They command, they direct, they compel us to move forward, to think, to pray, to ready ourselves for what is to come, and why was John the Baptizer moving out in front of his beloved cousin Jesus... risking death and scorn and humiliation... by heralding Christ's coming?

Because he believed.

He knew.

He understood that what was coming after him... Who was coming after him... was a gift so great, so big and bold and beautiful that despite the normalcy of Christ's looks (remember he was of no special bearing...) He held redemption in His holy hands.

He held Scripture in his mind and His Father's love in his heart.

He risked it all to be the Christ. The Anointed One. The Alpha and the Omega.


Prepare Ye the Way!

We are guilty of taking so much for granted today and I think that shows in the outpouring of love for The Chosen because it's not embellished in ways to make things look better or worse than what they were. We see the humanity and frailty and weariness of the people... and we feel their joy when Jesus teaches, when He comes among them. His very presence heals and helps! Hooray for that!

So this week, this Holy Week, the Seekers wish you all the beauty and love and hope of a week fraught with emotion, filled with anguish and ending in tears of joy... because He is Risen!

He is risen, indeed! 

So we enter Holy Week knowing our King is at hand... and remembering what He did to achieve our grace and ascend to His kingdom.

Thank you, sweet Jesus! 

Prepare Ye the Way!


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14 Comments on Seekerville: The Journey Continues: Prepare Ye the Way!

  • Mindy Obenhaus
    on April 11, 2022 | 09:49 Mindy Obenhaussaid :
    "Praise God, Jesus is risen, indeed!"
  • Terri Lynn Schump
    on April 11, 2022 | 11:04 Terri Lynn Schumpsaid :
    "Thank you, Ruthy, for the focus on Holy Week! Just as Advent draws our attention to Christ incarnate, the humble infant in the lowly manger, Holy Week helps us anticipate Christ triumphant, glorious and victorious over sin, death, and hell. We can walk with Him through the valley of the shadow of death because we know that He is the author of life, and the grave cannot hold Him. When we look at the world around us, may we always remember that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world, no matter how hard the enemy tries to convince us otherwise."
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on April 11, 2022 | 11:44 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Oh, how blessed! #bestweekever #noncommercialized #loveit
    "
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on April 11, 2022 | 11:45 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Oh, sweetness, that is so beautifully said.

    Thank you, Terri Lynn.

    Thank you so much."
  • Mary Connealy
    on April 11, 2022 | 11:53 Mary Connealysaid :
    "What a wonderful post, Ruthy. I'm listening to Father Mike Schmidt read the book of John this week and this is perfect. And yesterday at church they did a strictly read, not acted out, passion play. Very different for us and I loved it. "
  • Jeanne Takenaka
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:16 Jeanne Takenakasaid :
    "Ruthy, in the middle of a busy life season, I was refreshed by your words and reminders about all this week holds. Thanks for the reminder NOT to take Jesus and His amazing sacrifice for granted. "
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:25 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I love that, too, Mary.... the words are so often enough. And Beth and Jon (the brats) know Father Mike.... Like for REAL!!!! :) He's a great guy and I should be listening to that Bible study, too....
    "
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:27 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I love this week so much! And honestly, I don't think any denomination does this particular week with the sanctity of the Catholic church... I'm not saying this to start debate, it's just that from Palm Sunday on the services are so poignant and so filled with the emotions and feelings of how awful that must have been... and the waiting. Catholics LOVE to emphasize the waiting. :) there is something special about that, though, isn't there? To await God's time. The beauty of the Bible."
  • Debby Giusti
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:45 Debby Giustisaid :
    "I loved FR Mike's podcast today. The Gospel of John is so rich and Holy Week is so powerful.

    Wow to Beth and Jon knowing Fr Mike! "
  • Debby Giusti
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:47 Debby Giustisaid :
    "Ruthy, you're so right! Holy Week is so poignant, so sorrowful, and so awesome that Christ would die for me and for you and for everyone. What a journey he took to bring us salvation.

    May this Holy Week be especially powerful for all of us! Amen!"
  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on April 11, 2022 | 16:52 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "I echo that with a hearty amen! "
  • Jeanne Takenaka
    on April 11, 2022 | 17:06 Jeanne Takenakasaid :
    "I would have to agree with you, Ruthy! The Catholic church does add holiness into the celebration and remembrance of Holy Week. And the waiting . . . what a beautiful gift comes at the end of it, right? "
  • Glynis
    on April 12, 2022 | 08:19 Glynissaid :
    "All I can say is Amen!!"
  • Connie Porter Saunders
    on April 13, 2022 | 11:49 Connie Porter Saunderssaid :
    "I'm reading this on Wednesday, but this was a wonderful post to start this week. Thanks for reminding me just how holy this Holy Week truly is!
    Easter Blessings for you and yours!"
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