Good Friday: Psalm 22, Genesis 22.1-18, Hebrews 10.1-25, John 18-19

from Dave Friedrich

For today’s reflection please listen to the following song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjLSf8y94fU  

This was written and sung by Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), a gospel blues musician and evangelist. He called this, Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground, which came from a line in the hymn, Gethsemane.  It is one of the songs on the Voyager Golden Record that was launched into space in 1977.  With hums and groans and slide guitar Blind Willie Johnson expresses something of our Lord’s suffering that today’s Scripture readings bear witness to.  May it help you to enter Good Friday with a holy reverence.

Dave is grateful for Holy Week.