DCT Holy Week Reflection – Good Friday
It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. The notice of the accusation against him said: “The King of the Jews.” (Mark 15: 25-26). At noon the whole country was covered with darkness, which lasted for three hours. At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud shout, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why did you abandon me?” (Mark 15:33-34). With a loud cry Jesus died. (Mark 15:37-39)
Dumbarton Churches Together Good Friday Walk of Witness 19th April 2019
These bible verses were taken from the readings used on Good Friday 2019 when we were able to undertake our Walk of Witness into the town centre. A year of living with Covid 19 has meant we are unable to gather for worship out of doors. Perhaps each of us, in our own homes, can make a spiritual pilgrimage on Friday noting the time and pausing to reflect at 9:00am, noon and 3:00pm.
This year reflecting on the suffering and death of Jesus will touch our hearts deeper due to the suffering and loss of the ongoing pandemic. We are united across the globe in our daily challenge to face the reality of Covid 19, but we can be equally united in hope that together we can find a way forward. But such hope is for another day, perhaps Easter Day. For now, let us reflect on the loss and the pain we share in the knowledge God is with us in the midst of all we face in the world.
Rev Mitchell Bunting, Dumbarton United Reformed Church