The past few days, I’ve been writing and editing quite a bit.

In fact, even on Good Friday, a good portion of my time was spent reading, writing, editing, and contemplating words.

In all of that, I noticed a key word: Behold.

It turns out that four of my hymns begin with that word. And of those four, three of them have to do with Lent and Holy Week. A few of you may be familiar with “Behold the Man before You.” That one addresses the entirety of Lent, but specifically Good Friday and Easter.¬†You don’t likely know the other two texts yet, but one is for Maundy Thursday and the other is for Easter.

I wrote these three texts at very different times, and I wasn’t thinking of the three in relation to one another. But whether it was coincidence or subconsciousness, I think the similarity is worth noting.


When we consider the universe-altering events that occurred during Holy Week, what can we do but first behold?

Your Lent may have been crazy (mine was). Your Easter Sunday might have been a blur (same here).

But Easter season has just begun! So if you haven’t already, or even if you have, I encourage you to pause with me for a moment. Read, pray, meditate.