For Good Friday this year, we held a funeral for Jesus with scripted tributes by “Simon Peter” and “Mary Magdalene” followed by personal tributes from the congregation that were shared also on Easter Sunday. This line comes from a testimony by Mackenzie Lee, barista, student, poet, artist, and friend of Jesus. Photo by Lois Siemens, photographer, calligrapher, pastor, friend.
Dear Jesus, with glad and grateful hearts,
we celebrate the joy of your resurrection!
In your mercy, and by the power of God,
enable us to walk with you—
for some of us, to take that first trembling step of faith;
for all of us, to keep on walking by your side;
and when we are weary,
when life and strength fail us,
enfold us in your arms,
and carry us safely home to the heart of God.