Dear Friends in Christ –

During the season of Lent, we fix our eyes upon the cross of Jesus. In the cross, we see our sin. We see our redemption. We see our hope. We see new life.
Yet, it is important to remember that it isn’t just physical crosses which hang on our walls or that are displayed in our sanctuaries. The cross is apparent in the brokenness of our relationships. It is manifests itself in the sufferings of those around us. We know the cross in the deep pains and silenced hurts which haunt our past and present. Too often, we want to run away, overcome, or reject the cross all together.
Yet, in bearing the cross, we encounter the crucified Christ. We see him, or better yet, he sees us and whispers: “I have been there. I know your suffering. I feel your pain. And still, I am the Lord.” You have a God who knows you, even the darkness and despair of life…and he will be with you in the midst of it. He will see you through it. He will transform darkness into light; despair into hope; death into life.
Bearing the Cross and Seeing the Christ with you,
Pastor Culynn

To prepare for worship on Sunday
(March 8), you are invited to read:
Mark 10:46-52

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