Shouldn’t today be called “Black Friday?”
I used to think the Friday before Easter should be called Black Friday, and perhaps the Friday after Thanksgiving called Good Friday! How could this day be good? The day that Jesus died. What an incredibly dark, heart-breaking day.
Oh, but friends, without this dark Friday, there would be no glorious Resurrection Sunday! Jesus beat death. Forever.
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:55-57)
My heart is heavy for several friends in particular right now who are facing unfathomable loss. I can’t grasp the reality of the grief they are dealing with. The loss. The pain.
But I do know that through Jesus, death is not the end. And this is the Hope we can cling to!
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2)
And for that reason, this is a very.Good.Friday.
I’m resisting the urge to apologize for not posting more this week. I had plans of carrot cake recipes and Easter “advent” readings for kidlings, and more… but life happened. We played at the park. I took care of some other work responsibilities. I enjoyed some sweet visits with dear friends. And I’m ok with that.
Enjoy your celebrations this weekend!