We will be hosting a Good Friday gathering where we will worship Jesus, reflect on the significance of the cross and break our fast together.
Preparation for Good Friday / Breaking the fast
The incarnation of Jesus has to be considered the most surreal moment in the history of creation. God the creator who exists without the limitations of his own creation determined to enter his creation, taking on the limitations that he himself initiated. Those limitations included the need for food and water as well as the opportunity for his body to cease functioning… God entered a world in which he could die.
AND BEING FOUND IN HUMAN FORM, HE HUMBLED HIMSELF BY BECOMING OBEDIENT TO THE POINT OF DEATH, EVEN DEATH ON A CROSS.
— PHILIPPIANS 2:8
Part of our fasting is experiencing physical limitations in order to focus our attention on seeking God’s presence as our sustaining force. Jesus himself experienced this and was in full knowledge when he said that “man cannot live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” —Matthew 4:4
As we prepare to break the fast tonight and resume our participation in physical food, the hope would be that over the course of the fast you have developed an increased dependence on God for his presence, his love and his power. We can’t live in a perpetual state of fasting, but we can take the things that we learn from fasting and carry them into our everyday lives.
Tonight, we celebrate Jesus taking on the limitations of human form for our sake, even death on a cross. Take some time to consider the sacrifice of Jesus’ eternality, his life, death and resurrection. How has Jesus reshaped your life?
Join us for worship and breaking of fast tonight under the tent at 6pm.