by Pastor Jocelyn Carson | April 13, 2011
There in God’s Garden stands the Tree of Wisdom. . .this is the first line of that beautiful hymn that we have been singing all during Lent. In this hymn the tree of course is Jesus, our source of wisdom, our source of love, our font of grace and forgiveness. There are trees all through the Bible—so often we think of the tree of
The Cross is the tree that centers much of our Lenten worship. As we get closer to Good Friday, we remember that the cross is empty—Jesus was on the cross for a brief time only. The empty cross speaks to us of resurrection and hope, while at the same time reminding us that in all of our sorrows we have a Savior and a Friend who also knows pain and sorrow, abandonment and despair.