Thursday, 27 March 2008

True Colours

We had a colourful Easter here in Pill this year. During Holy Week, as in previous years, we met together each evening for meditations on Christ's passion, led by our cell groups and the prayer room was redecorated for the season.

Each day the hall was decorated with the colour of the day. Silver for Monday, to remind us of Judas' betrayal for 30 pieces of silver, green as we reflected on Jesus' battle in the garden, purple for the kingship of Jesus and the mockery of the soldiers. On Thursday the Jam Club childred presented the gospel using different coloured flags, each one reminding them of an aspect of the gospel. Black for sin, white for purity, red for the blood of Christ. It was great to welcome their unchurched parents into the hall and remind everyone that Easter is more than chocolate and bunnies.
On Good Friday morning we considered our suffering Saviour, through the words of Isaiah, abandoned, sentenced, oppressed, afflicted and crushed for us, depicted for us by the dismantling and destruction of a red rose. It was powerful time and the singing of Man of Sorrows had to be a foretaste of heaven.
This was followed by the united Churches march of witness and in the evening the colour had to be red, as we thought about how the new covenant, is signed and sealed with the blood of Christ, written in red.

And then Easter Sunday!

The hall was a blaze of colour as we sang our hearts out, declared our joy at Christ's triumph and celebrated the fact that the the resurrection is the dawning of a new day.

Colours of day dawn into the mind
The sun has come up the night is behind
Go down to the city, into the street
And let's give the message to the people we meet.

God bless

1 comment:

Esther said...

I was so filled and inspired reading this.