This year for Holy Week we’ve invited artists and missionaries with Serge to help us see Easter through the lens of Psalm 103.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, bless His holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all His benefits—
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
and crowns you with love and compassion.
– Psalm 103: 1-4
If we hear the story of Holy Week and are curious or horrified at why Jesus was being crucified, Psalm 103 holds several clues. King David declares these good things about God:
That God would forgive and heal.
That God would remove our sins as far as the east is from the west.
That He would not treat us as our sins deserve.
That He will remember that we are “but dust.”
In this psalm, we see the love and the cost to make those words our gospel reality.
God treated sin as sin deserved, but did not treat us as our sins deserved. Instead, He Himself redeemed our lives from the pit and removed our sins as far from us as the east from the west.
Each day of Holy Week, we will publish a new piece of art, to consider, maybe in different or deeper ways, that we dusty people have been rescued from sin and crowned with compassion.
You are invited to worship and to respond as David did: “Bless the LORD, O my soul!”