At the end of the Good Friday service I attended last night, everyone walked in silence to the outside of the building.
There, on the lawn, stood a wooden cross.
The pastor took a black cloth and draped it all around.
We stood there, looking, reminded of what Jesus had done to pay the penalty for our sins.
After a time of personal refection, those in attendance began to leave, one by one.
When Jesus died, the Bible tells us that this happened:
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were split. The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many. When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place, they were filled with awe and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
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