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April 10, 2009

Good Friday

Filed under: Bible, Christianity — Tags: — jodygambrell @ 8:26 am

I recently read a Facebook status update that bothered me.  It read:

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Jesus did not go to the Cross so that we might get a day off at work.  What floors me is that Jesus knew that people would respond this way and yet he died anyway.  Father, forgive us, for we know not what we do.

So many times, we as Christians, overlook Good Friday so we can celebrate the Risen Christ on Easter Sunday.  Think about it, would you rather witness your team winning a national championship, or witness a funeral of a loved one?  It’s only natural.  But, in all reality, Christ DID die and it was my sins that nailed Him to the cross.  The good news DOES come on Easter Sunday when we celebrate a Risen Saviour and my sins have been forgiven.  But, how often we forget the price that was actually paid.  Good Friday comes once a year, but the meaning of Good Friday should be meditated upon daily.

“I fall on my face, completely undone, confounded by Grace, astounded by Love.  A Love so Amazing, Love so Divine.  Taking my place on a Cross that was mine.”

“My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!”

4Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed.  Isaiah 53: 4-5

Unworthy!

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1 Comment »

  1. This is a great thought. One I’ve been thinking lately too.

    http://www.reamofpaper.com/2009/04/10/short-story-for-good-friday/

    Comment by reamofpaper — April 10, 2009 @ 9:00 am


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