Updated: Apr 20
Living in a Good Friday world
Years ago while I was growing my faith in church, I heard a sermon by my preacher that really got my attention. The sermon went something like this…we recognize Good Friday once a year but we are living a life built around “Good Friday moments” year around. I believe that more and more as the years have passed by. The message is basically that bad times are going to happen, we are going to go through deep waters and trials daily in this world. The way we get through those Good Friday moments is to cling to the hope that Sunday is coming. For Christians, Good Friday is the day Jesus died on the cross for our sins. He paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of humanity. The pain Jesus felt on that Good Friday was torture but He knew Sunday was coming and so was the resurrection. He knew that pain He was having had a purpose and it could not compare to the joy that was coming for the world. The sermon I heard years ago reminds me that the pain we encounter on a regular basis cannot compare to the plan that is unfolding in our life that will work out for the good. Those Friday moments may be filled with sadness or pain, but Sunday's coming. I have to remind myself daily that the pain and sadness has a beginning but it also has an end.
Matthew 28:5-6: "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.