Good Friday Meditation

It’s important that we focus on the image of the crucifixion of God our Creator who came as Jesus Christ  during this season.  It’s important that we fully understand that there are conditions in the hearts of humanity who could do this to the Son of Man who had no sin and only came to save us in our sins.  He reached out to the poor, lost and sick and gave them hope. He stated:”The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.  He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” Unfortunately, we are capable of doing this to one another. We are capable of rendering harm even death- spiritual, emotional and physical. At this point, our Savior appeared to have no hope. We appeared to have no hope. Everything was lost. Evil had won! His followers were absolutely devastated scattering to the wind; hiding and scared. Sometimes our lives look just like this when we think everything is over and there is no one who is coming to rescue us – when we feel that evil and injustice have won!!!

Sometimes our world looks like this and there are those bleeding and dying where there should be joy and laughter.  “My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs; an evil gang closes in on me. They have pierced my hands and feet. . . My enemies stare at me and gloat. They divide my garments among themselves and throw dice for my clothing. O Lord do not stay far away. You are my strength; come quickly to my aid.”  Psalm 22 “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

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Meditate upon this bloody and scarred image to begin to let in the truth and the comfort and hope that’s coming as we begin to realize the difference three days can make.  In those three days, miraculous, wonderful things begin to happen as God does his resurrection work.  Everything is about to change. A new millennium is coming.  Everything wrong is about to be made right.  All of creation is focused on the body in the borrowed tomb as life begins to course through the veins of a perfect being who came in love and has paid the price for our redemption.   All of the prophetic word comes to bear in this moment of the rising up. “I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord.” Isaiah 66:9 NCV   This is the new normal for us.  There is nothing that can come into our lives that can separate us from the love of God and from his perfect outcome.  In three days, you will see He has overcome the world!!!

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