Friday IS Good.
Everyone seems to look forward to Friday each week.
I read on Facebook of people dreading Monday, and hoping Friday comes more quickly.
Updates on Wednesday being “hump day” – as they’re over half-way to their treasured day…
They want shorter weeks… anything to make the end of their week come more quickly.
Personally, I don’t really dread Monday. But, I do look forward to Friday – the change of pace, the time with family and less of a school schedule. Each day is good… enjoyable, has something to appreciate about it. I enjoy the variety God offers us.
This week is different.
As we reflect on this Holy week, [in which Christians focus on the great sacrifice that sets us free from our sins and fulfills the old testament with the new], GOOD Friday – feels anything but good.
Personally, I reflect on my own sin as I imagine the sacrifice God made for us. I couldn’t even make it through family worship tonight without shedding more tears…
I realize the mistakes I make, how easy it is for me to focus inward and be self-centered.
It’s really easy to focus on any earthly suffering we may have, and yet, in light of what Jesus did for us… anything we experience or might endure, pales in comparison to Jesus’ suffering.
Praise Him – life on earth now – isn’t going to be our eternity. But the GOOD NEWS that came – and that we’ll celebrate on Sunday, is that we can live in righteousness TODAY.
Live in perfection on earth?
Have the easy life, free from sin?
No – I’m talking about living in a state of peace – and calling on our mighty God… every day, every hour, every moment. What a blessing and a comfort! How can you deny yourself (ish) desires today – to live in righteousness with Him? A healthier YOU, all the way around.
Enjoy these words Elvina Hall wrote…
Jesus Paid It All
I hear the Savior say, “Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray, Find in Me thine all in all.”
Lord, now indeed I find Thy power, and Thine alone
Can change the leper’s spots and melt a heart of stone.”
For nothing good have I, Where-by They grace to claim;
I’ll wash my garments white, In the blood of Calv’ry’s Lamb.
And when, before the throne, I stand in Him complete,
“Jesus died my soul to save,” My lips shall still repeat.
Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe,
Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.
“If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” – Luke 9:23