Friday, April 10, 2009


I am torn each year before attending service. Thinking I MUST be mournful, that my FEELINGS must be pulled to sadness. BUT, I live under Grace. Constantly. So each Maundy Thursday and Good Friday I wrestle with the "am I sad enough" feeling. Then I go to the Tenebrae service.

And I get it.

I understand.

It is so not about what I am feeling. It is how Lent, Holy Week and Easter of our church season "keeps it real" for me.

I am thankful.


FULL of thanksgiving to Christ in a solemn, reverent way.

Our Hymns this afternoon were awesome.
Full of sound doctrine. Full of Truth. Full of Christ Crucified.


Please, if you have not attended a traditional Tenebrae Service, the readings as the altar is stripped of our earthly worship tools...make room in your heart to attend next year. You will be FILLED!


Monica said...

This sounds like a wonderful service. I also struggle with being "sad enough" through the Easter days prior to Easter Day. But what a joy it is to know that Christ rose on Easter!

Pinkshoelady said...

Hey my new friend!
I love Easter!
I have been involved with minisrty to those with special needs for over 20 years. I can not think of this time of year without remembering one Palm Sunday many years ago. I plan on posting about it this afternoon. Please come check me out again if you get a chance.
Love to you my new friend!

Chrysa said...

My feelings and thoughts God be the glory!

Five Little Monkeys said...

Thank you!

PW said...

That type of service is awesome!!