For Holy Saturday


Loving Lord,

In the darkness of that brutal Friday,
You, the righteous One, took upon
Yourself the full weight of the world’s
Sin, the ruinous brokenness and lethal
Consequences of it all, for us all.

You took it all upon Yourself, and to
The end remained Yourself–calling for,
Surrendering to, resting in Your Abba,
Caring for the near and dear, forgiving
The enemy, declaring a finished work,
Bowing Your head, breathing Your last!

All praise and honor and glory to You,
Lion of Judah and Lamb of God, now
Taking Your Sabbath-Rest. Amen.

Published by David Kendall

Reverend David W. Kendall, an ordained elder in the Great Plains Conference, was elected to the office of bishop of the Free Methodist Church in May 2005. He serves as overseer of East Michigan, Gateway, Great Plains, Mid-America, North Central, North Michigan, Ohio, Southern Michigan, Wabash, African Area Annual Conferences; and Coordinator of oversight for the World Ministries Center.

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