Good Friday .. the day of reflection has come .. and yes .. we can imagine and feel the anguish and confusion that Jesus’ followers felt that day .. not only were they experiencing the loss of a dear friend .. but for a time .. they too experienced a loss in their faith .. just like what can happen to us today when we lose someone we love and can’t understand why .. but friends .. our hope will always tell us .. there’s a reason for everything even when we can’t see it .. and yes .. for them .. this day and this Man .. He was not only their friend .. but yes .. He was their Lord and Savior .. and yes .. God was silent .. they heard nothing that day but the sounds of pain and agony around them .. oh yes .. everyone’s faith was being shaken .. and yes .. as we close our eyes today .. we too can see Him hanging there all powerful .. yet totally capable of getting off that cross if He wanted to .. for right then and there the story could have been rewritten .. but it wasn’t .. no sweet friends .. He was on a mission to save the world from itself .. and yes .. because of that He took our mess and our sins on His very shoulders .. simply so .. we could have a relationship with God through Him .. haha .. it’s not funny .. but yet .. I chuckle when I think about it .. for the truth is .. I’ve read the end of the story and know what’s ahead .. oh yes .. His death was the ultimate in humility .. the ultimate in love .. and .. the ultimate in doing what was right no matter the cost .. for simply .. He had to fulfill the prophesy of Isaiah who tells us not only the way He would suffer .. but yes .. why as well .. yes .. it was all planned from the beginning .. that’s right friends .. He took that walk down the “Via Dolorosa” .. where He carried the cross on the way to Golgotha after being sentenced to death .. a slow and excrutiating death .. He suffered until every last breath He had within Him was gone .. and He did this all this for us .. and no .. on that day so many years ago I can’t imagine anything was good about it .. for at that very moment in time .. the end of the book had not yet been written .. and yes .. His Followers were sad and heartbroken .. their hope had died .. but today .. as we remember our loss .. we’re also able to celebrate our ultimate gain .. for we know that we know that we know .. that yes .. haha .. oh yeah .. love wins period
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son .. that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life”

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