Our friend Hana, Ordinand at St Mark's Church, Saltney has created wonderful pieces of art to share with you each day as we journey through Holy Week together.
Speaking of why she chose to use her hands within the images, Hana said
"I decided to use my hands to symbolise the journey of Holy Week because these stories in scripture have become mine and the story of many others. We spend this week remembering a time in history that is pivotal to the Christian faith and how we live out our lives today.".
Holy Saturday - The day of sadness
A reflection from Hana
Let us wait in silence this Holy Saturday
Perhaps you can empathise with how the disciples must have felt?
I know I would have felt confused, deep grief and hopelessness which is something we have all experienced at different times in our own lives.
When I am going through something particularly difficult in life, I always imagine the words from the children’s story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt.’
Where they come to a deep river, they say “uh-uh a river, a deep cold river, we can’t go over it, we can’t go under it, oh no! We have got to go through it.“
When we experience difficult times, there is nothing we can do than go through it, even though it’s incredibly hard. In a similar way as we journey through this Holy Week, let us not pass this day by as to truly understand the hope of resurrection we need to spend time at the point of Christ’s death, in the sorrow and the grief.
So let’s pause today, to wait, and to reflect.
Blessings and love