Beginning Sunday, April 10 we will be posting daily devotions to lead us prayerfully on the Biblical Way of the Cross. We are invited to spend five minutes a day for 14 days (15 including Easter Sunday) as individuals, families, or groups to seriously reflect upon and enter into the death of Jesus, coming to grips with the reality of our sin and Christ's dealing with it--the ultimate demonstration of God's love for us.
If you have never taken the time to seek the Lord in this way, we encourage you to just do it. Give yourself to this ancient practice. Each devotion is very short and includes a piece of art depicting the station, a Scripture reading, and soul-searching prayers. The devotions are taken (and slightly adapted) from a wonderful little pamphlet, Biblical Way of the Cross. Amy Welborn and Michael Dubruiel wrote the prayers, and the artwork is by Michael D. O'Brien. Hear their heart from the Introduction:
Praying [the] Biblical Way of the Cross can lead to an experience of the deep love of God revealed through the suffering and death of the Lord. It can also provide an opportunity for reflection on how God's love is revealed through our experiences of loss, betrayal, and death. Praying these stations, whether in private or as a public prayer, should help a person draw closer to Jesus Christ. It is our hope that as you follow this Way of the Cross you will experience the same certitude of faith in the love that God has for you as Jesus did when he accepted his cross, and that you will be rewarded with a share in his resurrection.
We cannot rise with Christ unless we first die with him. So, join us!