THE HANDS OF GOOD FRIDAY

hand drawing

The hands were strong, kind, and gentle.   Giving  to people whatever they needed:

(Ask and you shall receive…)

hands
Hands that healed by their touch.
hand healing 2

Hands that offered the Bread of Life:

hand breaking bread

Hands that received the nails:

Hand Jesus nailed

And then at Tenebrae,   we experience the reason for those nails with  silence,  quiet prayers,  psalms,  and mournful melodies from an ancient culture,  and deepening darkness.  

 church dark cr

And the conclusion, in a darkened church, with even the last tiny candle snuffed out, the growing sound of a large stone being slowly rolled into place . . . and the drum roll increases until a loud Thud of a big drum —   the tomb is entirely sealed now, and those sacred hands are cold and still.

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