On this day we remember the death of Jesus. We read about His final hours, his betrayal, his death to remind ourselves about the lengths Jesus goes to save us. In the Lutheran tradition, as with many others, we see ourselves as the ones responsible for the death of Jesus. Our sin, sins have killed Jesus. Through hundreds of years, actually two thousand years of people worshipping Jesus, we have tried to answer why did Jesus die? It seems so wrong. Alongside this sad realization we remember the positive benefits of the death of Our Lord and Savior.
In your space for worship in your home, place black cloth item in a space to remind you of the somberness of the day, consider creating a work of art that points you to the death of Christ—a cross made from pipe cleaners or pieces of fabric or paper or sticks laid out on a black or purple piece of paper/fabric, a bible opened to John ch. 19, dried out husks, --use your imagination—something that reminds you of Jesus—perhaps even a sad looking doll
Prayer of the Day: Almighty God look with loving mercy on your family, on family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed, to be given over to the hands of sinners, and to suffer death on the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever and ever.