Journey to the Cross
Director of Worship Ministries
JOURNEY TO THE CROSS
It is said that confession is good for the soul. While I believe this to be true, what passes for confession in my own life is often saying the right words quickly 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 David expresses his great sorrow 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 some concentrated time in prayer and confession, reflecting on Jesus and His sacrifice for us. The “Prayer Walk” will be open all day on Good Friday, March 30th from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. You are invited to come at any time during those hours. You will receive a prayer guide that will lead you through the 10 Stations of Prayer, as you reflect on the journey Jesus made to sacrifice Himself on the cross for us.