Sunday, March 21, 2004


During this season of Lent, as we have every year since we built our small church, the cross which adorns the main wall of our sanctuary is draped in purple cloth.

Purple is the color of Lent. I'm told this is because purple is associated with mourning and also with royalty.

It symbolizes the anticipation of the suffering of the crucifixion while also reminding us of the pending celebration of Christ's resurrection and sovereignty.

There is a certain beauty to it; a certain sadness too.

Inside our sanctuary that story is told with a small fragment of cloth.

Outside, God has been far bolder.

There is virtually no where you can look on our church property this Lenten season without seeing the glorious purple blooms of the mountain laurel.

As always, God's timing is perfect.