Song of the Shadows
Location:Sanctuary 108 Seventh Avenue South Nashville, Tennessee
Song of the Shadows
Sunday, April 13, 2014 | 6:30 p.m.
The Sanctuary Choir, Orchestra, Scripture Reading, Narration, & Communion
Our Holy Week observances this year include a service of worship, meditation, and reflection presented by our Sanctuary Choir with orchestra, Scripture readings, narration, and communion. The work we will be sharing is entitled Song of the Shadows. We will visit various “shadows” such as the Shadows of Contemplation, Turning, Betrayal, Sacrifice, Loneliness, Suffering, Death, and the Cross. The earthly life of Christ began in shadows as He was birthed in a lowly manger. His life continued with many encounters with shadows as He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, chastised by the Pharisees and teachers of the law, scorned for the healing He provided, criticized for the miraculous good He willingly shared, and as He found Himself alone in those final hours leading up to His gruesome crucifixion on a Roman cross. Song of the Shadows will take us down some of these roads once again as we follow Christ to the Via Dolorosa, the Way of Suffering. We will be confronted with our own sin and the comfort that comes knowing Jesus paid the price for our sins on the cross of Calvary. We will find ourselves confronted with the ‘dark night of the soul,’ but can rejoice in the reality that wherever we find a shadow, there is also light as Jesus, our Lord and Savior, is the Light of the World.
Please utilize this unique opportunity to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and business associates to join you for worship with our First Baptist Nashville Family of Faith. Join us on this journey as we together contemplate the Songs of the Shadows and how Christ will radiantly beam His light into our souls as He meets us on our way. Those times when the shadow is most prevalent brings the reality that the Light is just that much brighter. He waits expectantly for us to simply take that first step as He bids us to ultimately walk out of the shadows and into His glorious Light.