I wanted to wait to get a better photo of this (this is from Meg's phone) before I posted it, but because of the early arrival of Jack it's still at church. I was asked to paint over my Lenten painting for Good Friday. I painted a cross across the painting to begin with. Then Matthew (our pastor) invited everyone to come up and place their (red painted) hands on the cross and painting. There were basins of water for participants to wash their hands...even the red water spoke volumes. It was a powerful interactive thing to do. Even brushing the paint on their hands was emotional for me.
I pray that I never take for granted God's sacrifice...that this story never becomes commonplace because I hear it often...I pray that it is real and fresh every time. Lord, may it change the way I live my life.