Once upon a time….happily ever after. These are the words we find in a fairy tale. “Once upon a time” invites us to use our imaginations, to enter a new time and place, to wander into a story. A simple phrase that signals the beginning. We can’t wait to see what happens next. And then, on the other end of the story comes “happily ever after.” This is what we come to expect at the end of the story. Things are wrapped up nicely. The hero wins the day. The villain is vanquished. The captive is freed. These words signal the end of the story.
In this series, we are inviting you into another time and place to look at the last week of Jesus’ life. Did you know that more than 1/3 of the verses in the four gospels of the New Testament focus on the week of his crucifixion? Once upon a time, a man came into our world who was from beyond it, who had existed before the world became a world at all. He lived and walked among us. He healed and fed and served thousands. He taught with wisdom unforeseen by any before or since. But in the end, the story changed. He was rejected and despised by enemies, abandoned by friends. Drops of blood fell. The sky turned dark. Silence followed, and we were sure the end had come.
But then, only then, when things seemed at their worst, we discovered that this was only the end of the beginning of the story. There was more to follow. Maybe, just maybe, the story would still find its happily ever after.
Join us for this series that begins March 18th and culminates with a finale on Easter Sunday