Good Friday

What’s so good about death?

God faced death. Moving into the depth of human struggle, the darkest corners of the human experience, God died. Isn’t that about the sweetest expression of love? To go to your darkest places with you. A place where good is no more. There God is. Even there, even in death, God is. Death to things that have been. From there comes new creation. And humans saw that it was good.

Lullaby for the Relapsed


Verse 1

Hum a melody that rises from
Your shoes- a hundred stories written on your soles
Come, I’ll sing with you my harmony
It’s true, I’m so excited that you’re coming home

Refrain
Even step ninety-nine is hard when you’re covered in scars

Verse 2
Rest, you’ve journeyed long- it’s time to sleep
Please let me bind your wounds and wash your feet
You are in hands that have been hurt before
I know, I recognize your shoes- I have some too

Refrain
Even step ninety-nine is hard when you’re covered in scars

Verse 3
They say before you make yourself at home
You’ll want to leave and never want to stay again
My friend, when you feel this way, don’t forget
To hum the song of strength that brought you here today

Refrain
Even step ninety-nine is hard when you’re covered in scars
Even step ninety-nine is hard when you’re covered in scars

Tag
For now, just sleep
You’re in good hands
For now, just sleep
You’re in good hands…


Music by: Serena Lee

Text by: Lydia Shiu

Lent Day 34 | Selah!

Today’s reading: Isaiah 41:18-20

ReflectionPlease meditate on the above song and dance as we synthesize our journey this past week and our theme, Isaiah 41:18-20.


Created by: Hesed Kim

“Up to the Mountain” by Patty Griffin

Covered by: Ophelia Hu Kinney
About the author: Ophelia Hu Kinney is a second-generation Chinese American living in Maine with her wife. She is the daughter of circumstantial pragmatists and the sister of a hopeful romantic. Her work has appeared in The Common and HESA Inprint, and under a pseudonym, she blogs with her wife about LGBTQ Christian life and identity. Contact her at opheliahukinney(at)gmail.com if you’d like to read their blog.”

Lent Day 22 | Selah!

Today’s reading: Isaiah 41:18-20

Reflection

Weeping into Praise
We were fallen from the very the start
And we will stumble til the end
We store up gold to fill our empty hearts
Our kingdoms rise to fall again

All our sin and all our suffering
Before your feet we lay
Let your glory fill the darkness and
Turn our weeping into praise

Verse 2
You call us close and yet we choose to run
And wonder how we fell so far
And still we call to you when troubles come
And still you hold us in your arms

Chorus
All our sin and all our suffering
Before your feet we lay
Let your glory fill the darkness and
Turn our weeping into praise

Verse 3
One day all our bones return to dust
We all will take a final breath
we may weep for now but still we trust
that you, our king, have conquered death

All our sin and all our suffering
Before your feet we lay
Let your glory fill the darkness and
Turn our weeping into praise


Music by: Tim Ouyang