I was in fourth grade, when I first heard the word.
"Wow" showed up in a Christmas song during music class at my school. The teacher and I had a discussion about it, and she assured me it was fine to say. I, however, was not easily convinced, and I asked my mother if that word was allowed in my vocabulary. The next day I reported to the music teacher that I had full permission to say, "wow!"
In preparation for Easter, view the word "wow" in another way: by making Passion Week the "week of witness." Here is how it works: In the seven days between Palm Sunday and Easter weekend, share Jesus personally with at least one person and invite as many people as you can to join your Easter weekend services and activities.
That's it. Tell someone what Jesus means to you. Don't overthink it, and just tell others how Jesus has changed your life. Pray that the Holy Spirit will open up at least one opportunity to share your faith in Jesus Christ during Passion Week. Allow God to use you in communicating salvation to a coworker, classmate, friend, neighbor, or family member.
Someone told you about Jesus. Someone invited you to church. Thank the Lord for them. Now it is your turn to do the same for someone else.
May Passion Week be a "wow!" week.
Dr. Jim Dunn is executive director of Church Multiplication and Discipleship for The Wesleyan Church.