At church on Wednesday we had a powerful interactive service, I am kicking myself for not running back to the car to get my camera. We traced Jesus's steps through the garden of Gethsemane. Prior to entering the sanctuary there was a passover seder set-up in the lobby, complete with pillows on the floor, candles and darkness. In the darken sanctuary were trees throughout the seats, vines up the walls, more trees, stones and an iron gate on the altar, even a full moon on the jumbo trons. Oh I forgot to mention the sounds of the night, a breeze and fog. The purpose was for us to imagine what it was like for Christ to be in that garden praying, weeping to his father...dying to self.
Pastor took us through the four gospel passages in the Greek and Hebrew...it was powerful. I learned so much about a story that I thought I already knew, that's what I love about the Bible...the same words you read over and over can always bring new meaning to your life no matter how many times you read them.
Fast forward to Good Friday service...this time I brought my camera...so did many others I might add. After worship, a young lady sang an awesome song, there was a beautiful dance complete with a cross bearers. After the sermon we were invited to write our sins on a piece of paper and carry them to the cross ourselves, pin them there and leave them. Then we moved over to the communion table to remember Christ...and pray. Praise God that Jonathan was so moved by everything, he wanted to know exactly what every action meant...he wanted to know how he could be baptized, because he loved Jesus...a fellow member and I prayed with Jonathan, and at he age of six, he understood what it all meant.