I am doing something a little different today because of what day it is. I have no comparison in my life to talk about today because there is none. Today we “Celebrate” Good Friday. It is a very solemn day in one way but a day of excitement and exaltation in another. First the solemnness of today.
Today, 2000 years ago, is the day they beat my Lord and Savior beyond recognition and nailed Him to a roughly hewn cross with three nails. We don’t like to talk about all He went through because it is not pretty, it doesn’t feel good and it is downright unimaginable! He went through all of this alone because His friends deserted Him. It was an excruciating experience and one that none of us could have probably endured, to say the least! You know why He endured such agony? Because of you. He loved you even back then! He knew you then and chose to die to have a chance at a relationship with you one day. His death was one that we as Christians have a hard time understanding, I think, simply because we can’t imagine loving someone enough to do what He did! The Prophet Isaiah told us in Isaiah 53 about what was going to happen to Jesus. His prophecy was hundreds of years before this happened. Here is a link to a website that tells us the various prophecies and the fulfillment of Jesus life, death and resurrection!
Now to the good part, the day is coming… yes it is almost here. The day that we CELEBRATE!! Celebrate His Resurrection! Oh What A Glorious Day! That is the other part of what I mentioned in the 1st paragraph. The excitement and exaltation! Jesus died to save us and He rose again to justify us to Himself! So we could spend eternity with Him! Listen to the song! It tells the story! Yes, the work of the Cross was signed, sealed and delivered! He has risen!
I will talk more about this in the next day or two until that day – Sunday – that we truly Celebrate! Yes! He IS risen! Thank you Lord, for your sacrifice!
I’m His, Leah L. Adams
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’