Today I can’t help but think back to our Service of Shadows last Sunday evening. What a powerful time we had together as we prepared for today and ultimately Easter. Take a few moments and read the account of the last few moments of the cross on this Good Friday:
“By this time it was noon, and darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. 45 The light from the sun was gone. And suddenly, the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn down the middle. 46 Then Jesus shouted, “Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!” And with those words he breathed his last. 47 When the Roman officer overseeing the execution saw what had happened, he worshiped God and said, “Surely this man was innocent.” 48 And when all the crowd that came to see the crucifixion saw what had happened, they went home in deep sorrow.” (Luke 23:44-49 NLT)
While this day was a day of sorrow for Jesus and the disciples, it was the day of incredible Grace for us all. And even though they all went away in sorrow, the good news is that Easter Sunday was coming. While we remember His death on the cross today, we are going to be celebrating His resurrection together this weekend.