Good Friday Expressions

But now Christ has brought you back to God by dying in his physical body. He did this so that you could come into God's presence without sin, fault, or blame. - Col 1:22

In Good Friday services around the world, we remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and the coming joy of His resurrection! I'm humbled to have two of my poems being dleivered in Good Friday services tomorrow.  

New LIfe Church in Yorkville, IL, will perform "This Exchange" live. This poem started from the premise, "What if I met Christ at  a swap meet, and He was trading for souls?" It takes the unique approach of having two people play the characters in a dialogue. "Levi," is loosely based on me, and "Manuel" is the Christ figure in the exchange. 

Woodman Valley Chapel in Colorado Springs, CO, will use the video of "In the Shade of the Tree," as part of their Good Friday liturgy. In this video the poem is voiced beautifully by Amy McNielly, a talented and creative friend from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Today and every day, may God continue to seek and find us, His wayward, straggling kids, through the good work of His only begotten Son.