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Three Nails

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The design for Good Friday depicts three nails piercing through the surrounding contextual frame. The off center design is intended to create visual tension as a reminder of the anxiety associated with the dreadful events of the evening while the drops of blood remind us of Christ’s death upon the cross. Our distress resonates within the words of the Apostle Paul, “But God proves His love for us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). The Roman Numerals “XL” denote the numeric value of “forty,” the number of days observed for the season of Lent. In remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice, the church uses the somber colors of black and scarlet for worship.

Eric Palmquist is an ordained Covenant minister and the director of ministry operations for Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Washington. He also edits the Expressions column for the Covenant Companion.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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