GOOD FRIDAY...It is raining, how appropriate for Good Friday!!
Jesus was made to carry His own cross, Would you have dared to help Him??
Matt 32-37 "As they were on the way to the execution grounds they came across a man from Cyrene, in Africa-Simon was his name--and forced him to carry Jesus' cross. Then they went out to an area known as Golgotha, that is, "Skull Hill," where the soldiers gave him drugged wine to drink; but when he had tasted it, he refused. After the crucifixion, the soldiers threw dice to divide up his clothes among themselves. Then they sat around and watched him as he hung there. And they put a sign above his head, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews."
And His Mama cried to see the agony of her son on the cross....because she could not help him....
Matt 45-52 "That afternoon, the whole earth was covered with darkness for 3 hours, from noon until three o'clock. About three o'clock, Jesus shouted, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me." Then Jesus shouted out again, dismissed his spirit and died.
And look! The curtain secluding the Holiest Place in the Temple was slit apart from top to bottom; and the earth shook, and the rocks broke, and tombs opened, and many godly men
and women who had died came back to life again."
ON THIS DAY He died for you and for me. The "perfect lamb" was sacrificed so that our sins would be forgiven forever more, that we would have eternal life with Jesus and His Father in heaven!! No greater sacrifice was ever made!
Meditate on the cross today. I am fasting until 3:00p.m. The rain and dark sky remind me of how it must have been that dark day when they crucified our Lord. Imagine His pain and feel the words of the hymn, "When I survey the Wondrous Cross." To hear, click on the video in the sidebar at the right.
What are your thoughts this Good Friday?? Share with others and with me by commenting today.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR DYING ON THE CROSS FOR US. MAY WE ALWAYS SHOW OUR GRATITUDE AND LOVE FOR SUCH A WONDROUS GIFT. Amen.
All Biblical quotes are taken from "The Book" published by Tyndale House Publishers.