Friday, March 29, 2013

Faithful Fridays ~ Good Friday

Hi, everyone!  :)  I'm sorry I'm late today.  Our family's been sick with the flu for the past week and we're still not over it!  We'd appreciate your prayers because we're feeling pretty crummy.  :(  Today's post is going to be a bit short.


Faithful Fridays is a weekly linky party hosted on my blog.  I made it so that Christians could have one special day out of the week (Friday) to share something from their Christian walk on their blog.  If you'd like to participate, write your post, grab the button from the Faithful Fridays page on my blog (so that it will link back here), and come link up at the bottom of this post!  :)

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Today is an especially special Friday, because it's Good Friday.  This is the day we recognize as the day Jesus drank the cup He had been given and laid down His life for our sins.

It does seem a bit strange at first that we would call the day Jesus was brutally killed "Good Friday," but really, it was a good day for us because since that day we have no longer had to worry about our mistakes or struggles.  Jesus already paid that price, and God is no longer angry with us over anything we have done.  He looks at us through eyes of grace and love.  

I don't want to lose that feeling of wonder and overwhelming gratitude at the enormous price Jesus paid for us.  I don't want to forget it!

When you think about the terrible pain that Jesus went through--the dread of waiting and knowing what was to come, the betrayal, the scorn, the shame, the beating, the nails, and then just hanging there, laboring to breathe.....remember that it was all for you.

Let's keep the real meaning of Easter on our minds!  :)

God bless you and have a great day!
Joy :)

2 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Joy,

Yes, after reading all the laws from the Old Testament that they had to go through...the sacrifices and rituals.....it means all the more to see just what Jesus' sacrifice meant for us! And like you said, the dread he must have had knowing He was inevitably going to face what was ahead. Praise the Lord, He is risen!

Love you! 10!
MOM

Laura Lane said...

Have a wonderful Resurrection Day Joy girl!

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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