Journey to the Cross
JOURNEY TO THE CROSS
It is said that confession is good for the soul. While I believe this to be true, what often passes for confession in my own life is quickly saying the right words before taking the bread and cup on the first Sunday of the month. In Psalm 51, David pleads, “Have mercy on me, O God, because of Your unfailing love. Because of Your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night…”
The words of Psalm 51 are powerful, almost gut-wrenching, as they express how sorry David was for what he had done! True confession is about more than saying the right words. Confession is an attitude of humility and repentance. When David realized his sin, he sought God’s forgiveness. David fell to his knees, wrecked; he laid out his failures and cried out to God. This was not very kingly behavior, but David cared only about confessing and being forgiven.
Journey to the Cross is an opportunity to spend concentrated time in prayer and confession, reflecting on Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us. The Journey to the Cross “Prayer Walk” will be open all day on Good Friday, April 14th, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You are invited to come at any time during those hours. A printed guide will lead you through the 10 "Prayer Walk" stations, and help you pray and reflect on Jesus’ journey to sacrifice Himself on the cross for us.