At a powerful service in the Vos Chapel during Holy Week, the Kuyper community contemplated the suffering Jesus experienced leading up to His crucifixion.
In the corridor outside the chapel was a special art installation, featuring the Stations of the Cross, which is a series of images depicting Jesus on the day of His crucifixion. This imagery symbolizes the traditional processional route taken by Christian pilgrims in Jerusalem when recreating Jesus’ path to the cross.
Al Moss, Kuyper’s Director of Student Development and Faith Formation, explained the significance of the Stations, saying, “It’s not just about meditating on Jesus accomplishing our salvation, but on Him being tempted to give up, being betrayed by a friend, being convicted in an unjust political system, experiencing physical pain, and having to die.”
When we view the Stations of the Cross, Moss added, we are reminded that we have a Savior who understands and has experienced our earthly sufferings. “The things He experienced are all aspects of human life that He was not insulated from,” he said.
Before releasing the community to view the art and engage in silent contemplation, Moss said, “As you work through these stations, may you see that we are not troubled guests in this world. We are not forsaken. The good news of this season is that, though we will have troubles in this world, Jesus has overcome them all.”