In the middle of life’s isolation, busyness, or desperation, it’s easy to assume that those hardships are the last chapters of our stories. But often, those chapters are just the beginning.
This story is about Hannah. She is a responsible young girl, but in desperate need of a relationship with her mom, dad, and friends from school. She keeps reaching out, but fails to find the support she’s looking for. After many failed attempts to get her dad up, she returns to her daily routine. A community art project catches her attention, prompting her to walk over to see what’s going on.
The sawdust art style, Alfombras de Asserin, from the story is inspired by an Easter tradition from Mexico, Central America, and South America. In the week before Easter, entire towns come together to pave the streets and sidewalks with beautiful sawdust carpets to remember and celebrate the hope of the resurrection.
These carpets are made from something most people would throw away — sawdust. But when it’s infused with new colors and patterns, it becomes a beautiful piece of art that an entire community can be part of.
This is a reflection of the story of Easter — Jesus taking our ordinary lives and making them into something full of beauty and meaning, rewriting our story with a new ending and breathing life into lifeless situations. Jesus brings us together, united by the power of his love, to create something beautiful … a beauty that lasts.
“I have come in order that you might have life — life in all its fullness.” -John 10:10
We hope you’ll join us at one of our Easter services this year as we come together in celebration of Jesus rebuilding a new kind of hope in our lives and in our communities!
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