Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Growing up as a P.K (preacher’s kid), the Easter Season was my favorite holiday season. Holy Week had a special significance in my heart, from a tender age, starting with Palm Sunday (the Triumphal Entry), ending with Maundy Thursday, (the Last Supper), Good Friday (the Crucifixion), Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday (the Resurrection).
Our family would often acknowledge Good Friday together during the hours that Christ hung on the cross, with scripture and prayer. When we were very young, my father would sometimes read the story of the crucifixion from a children’s Bible, so that we could grasp its meaning. Every year, that night at church, he would show a movie of the crucifixion and the resurrection, and the room would be filled with a ‘holy hush’ as the church prayed and looked forward to Easter.
In Pittsburgh where I grew up, several churches would unite, and gather at the top of Observatory Hill in Riverview Park for Easter “Sonrise” Service. Sometimes, there were the cool breezes of spring, sometimes the chill of spring snow, but always the celebration of the Savior, and eternal life found in Christ’s resurrection.
This Good Friday, I pray you will embrace the love of God so richly given through His Son, and have a Blessed Easter.
“Amazing love, how can it be, that You my king should die for me? Amazing love, I know it’s true, and it’s my joy to honor you in all I do”—Billy FooteJackie Davis is an Inspirational Vocalist, Musician and Speaker with over twenty years of television broadcast experience. Her column appears on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org