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Go on a Good Friday Easter Journey in Burnet

First Baptist Church of Burnet hosts the Easter Journey, a walk-through experience that follows Jesus’ path to the cross on Good Friday, April 19 from 6-9 p.m. The event, which includes a graphic portrayal of the cruxifixction, is free to attend and held at the Main Street Bethlehem facility, 300 East Washington St. in Burnet. The church also hosts an Easter Day event from 7:30-10:45 a.m. when visitors can return for a quiet walk through to the empty tomb. He Lives! Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

First Baptist Church of Burnet goes beyond the painted eggs and chocolate bunnies to the true Easter experience during The Easter Journey from 6-9 p.m. on Good Friday, April 19. The Easter Journey takes place on the Main Street Bethlehem grounds at 300 E. Washington St. in Burnet, where volunteers re-enact the day Jesus willingly took up cross and died for our sins. (In the event of rain, the journey will be re-enacted 6-9 p.m. Saturday, April 20.) Admission is free.

In this walk-through, living experience, visitors follow the path Jesus took on his way to the crucifixion, encountering some of the pivotal characters of the day. Like the church’s Main Street Bethlehem, The Easter Journey is set in the day and time of the period.

The Easter Journey is a more somber experience than the celebration of Christ’s birth at Christmas. As people walk along Jesus’s path to the cross, they’ll have time to reflect on the pain and suffering this one man endured for humanity. He didn’t do it just for his friends, family, and followers — Jesus gave up his life for all people everywhere.

The Easter Journey includes a vivid portrayal of the crucifixion, which might be too graphic for small children. Parental guidance and consideration are recommended before entering.

Despite the solemnity and seriousness of the event, good news awaits! Return Easter Sunday from 7:30-10:45 a.m. to take a short and silent walk through the village to discover that the tomb is empty.

Even though Jesus died on the cross, death couldn’t hold him. Instead, He Lives, as the empty tomb reminds us.

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