March 30 Home Communicator – This week signifies the start of Spring Break for school where it will hopefully be a time for family, relaxation, fun, and maybe a little sun whether you head south or stay in Michigan. It will also be a time to recharge those proverbial batteries for teachers and students after the long winter stretch. This week is also a week that is intended to draw our focus back to our faith as we walk alongside Jesus on His last days on Earth. This is the week He fully pays for all of our sins and washes us white as snow, suffering through torture so unberable and unspeakable, all to offer undeserving sinners the gift of salvation. At the culmination of this holy week, Christ overcomes the tomb and is risen… He is risen indeed!
Matthew 27:50-54: And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”
Matthew 28:1-7- After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
As we go through this week together, my prayer for all of us is that we can be fully in His presence and take the time through our rest and relaxation to give thanks for ALL that Christ has done for us!
Justin Knot, Middle School Principal