Post by chaplainksw on Mar 26, 2016 0:51:03 GMT
Always something good in a Friday
No matter how bad a week is, there is always something good in a Friday. Before the by-weekly, monthly, and quarterly payment programs were designed to save companies money, we always had a paycheck to look forward to at the end of the week…
With gas for the car and little spending money Friday meant a night out to hang with our friends, a cruise on the local blacktop and a stop at the local hotspot for refreshments. Saturday it was back to work and Sunday a time for worship.
Friday night fun nights are a great time at the track, a kind of throwback to the run what you brung days of the local street cars and bragging rights.
We celebrate Good Friday today. It was hard for Mary and the followers of Christ to see anything good in this gruesome display of cruelty that was called a crucifixion, so horrible that a cross was never shown or ever worn until long after the last person to witness one had departed…long departed.
Only God could turn suffering into salvation. Love held Jesus on the cross, not men. It’s was Jesus passion to save us, in the power over death to raised him, the same power we can experience through The Holy Spirit.
Saturday was somber, as they mourned on their Sabbath; Jesus fulfilled His mission and shown Himself to those that passed before His coming joining them in the abode of the dead.
Sunday brought a surprise and a question, where is he? No longer held by the restrictions of time and space, Jesus appears to many before ascending to the Fathers side and His return to the Glory He had before time was created. He had Risen!
From scripture: John 17: 20“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
There is always something good in a Friday.
May you know the Grace and Mercy given in Christ this season.
Love like Jesus,