The cover design is representative of our risen Lord, Jesus Christ. The Apostle Paul writes, “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” (Colossians 3:1). As Christ is pictured, raised from the dead and looking towards heaven, we as Christians, knowing the good news, are called to set our sights on the kingdom to come. The centered design is a visual liberation from the tension felt through Lent. As a community we celebrate the season through the liturgical colors of white and gold.
Eric Palmquist is an ordained Covenant minister and the director of ministry operations for Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, Washington. He also edits the Expressions column for the Covenant Companion.