Good Friday is one of my favorite, most moving evenings of the year. It is the holiest of nights, the most somber of times, the pinnacle of human reflection of the gravity of humanity’s sin problem and the depths of God’s love ing provide a way to freedom.
For several years I have tried to clear the night of activities, turn off all electrical gadgets and spend a quiet evening focusing on Christ’s passion by candlelight. Sometimes I just hide away and read the passion narratives alone. Sometimes Keri and I will watch a movie of Christ’s passion together. Often we’ll go to church somewhere to set the mood.
This year we have a church to invite into this Good Friday observance. We’ve rented out the Depot at the Mound Beach and plan on lighting candles and spending an evening reading, meditating, singing and praying through the passion narrative. Our theme this year is GETHSEMANE. We want to join the disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane and try our best to keep watch and pray as we contemplate Christ’s sorrow and suffering for the sins of the world.
Join us Good Friday for this new tradition — 8:00-10:00 p.m. at Mound Bay Park. I’m expecting a very small group of people who desire to simply quiet themselves and contemplate the passion of our Savior.