April 18, 2014
Categories: Graceful Foundations
Good Friday worship tonight at 7:00
The words were written in Aramaic, Latin, and Greek. Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It was nailed at the top of the cross to mock the Messiah. But Pilate knew better. He knew that this was indeed the King of the Jews. At his baptism John the Baptist called him the Lamb of God. He called himself the Good Shepherd, the Bread of Life, the Living Water, the Light of the World, but his favorite self reference was the Son of Man. He died that day.
His old friend Nicodemus came in secret with Joseph of Arimathea to ask for his body. They placed spices on his broken body, wrapped him in a burial cloth, and placed him in a garden tomb. Meanwhile the Roman soldiers continued to laugh over the articles of clothing they won in the morning lottery. Pilate washed his hands. Mary wept.
Tonight, we will remember that day. We will sing in quiet tones and listen to the Word being read. Then we will go in silence as the day comes to a close. It will be a silent vigil until we discover the stone, the tomb and the King of Kings on Easter morning.