Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week. Jesus had told his disciples, “We are going up to Jerusalem , and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life.”(Matthew 20:18-19) That is the journey we will follow this week through Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and finally to the glorious celebration of the resurrection of our Lord. But these are not simply past events that we remember and celebrate like anniversaries and birthdays. These are living truths that give us life today. Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”(II C.5:18) Because of this week, by God’s grace, we have been, and are continuing to be, made new each day through faith in Jesus Christ. Remember the past? Yes. But we rejoice in the continuing work of our gracious Lord.