Thursday, April 17, 2014


For several years now, our family has hosted a Good Friday Meditative/Reflective Service in our home.

We set up various stations around our home and play instrumental worship music as participants move in candlelight from station to station to reflect and meditate on the passion and sacrifice of our Lord.

Here are the stations we will observe:

Casting Lots for Christ's clothing

Tasting the vinegar and bitterness He tasted for us on the cross.

Touching the crown of thorns He wore in our place.

Driving nails into the wood to remember the price He paid to set us free.

Dipping our hands into red paint to make a collage of thanksgiving to Jesus for His amazing love.

We will also tear cloth to symbolize the veil of the temple being torn in two for us.

Afterwards we will sit together quietly in the den and each person suggest a song about the passion of our Lord spontaneously, and we all worship together accapella.

Finally, we will all hold a candle and, one by one, share what Jesus' sacrifice means to us individually, blowing out our candles as we go. We will dismiss in darkness and exit in silence.

This is always a very powerful, emotional, and spirit-filled time of meditation upon the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus.

If you'd like to do something in your own home, or with your own church family, I highly recommend it.



the alternative1 said...

that's cute--thanks

Will Rochow said...

That's awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Will Rochow said...

That's awesome. Thanks for the ideas and for sharing. Peace.