Happy Good Friday! I can tell Spring is really here; trees are budding, flowers are blooming, I am sneezing, so it’s official. We are usually happy when Friday arrives because it brings the end of school and work for the week (for most people, Sorry Miss Raychelle). And while Fridays are usually met with anticipation, the first Good Friday most certainly wasn’t. With the Savior’s death, it brought an end to the hopes and dreams of many in Israel. A stunned group left to wonder what happened. Where is the kingdom? How could He be killed without a fight? Now what will happen to those who put their lives on hold to follow Him? But their confusion and grief didn’t last for long. Because out of the grief and despair, the Lord was risen!
Sometimes in life, there can be no Easter without a Good Friday. Personally, I do not enjoy cold weather. Most years, Winter’s misery is finally replaced by Spring’s warmth and rebirth. Our mothers endured pain giving us birth. Sometimes, things seem so lost and confusing, we just want to give up. But our loving Father gets us through to the end.
Recently I was asked why I close my posts with the statement, “It’s Friday, but Sunday is coming!” While we live on this side of glory, life isn’t always puppies and ice cream (or create your own paradise combo). We get sick, people pass away, we are forced to move, friends betray us. Those things happen because it’s ‘Friday’. We are surrounded by people who are often focused on themselves. We are still in our flesh that lets us down and trips us up. Friday. Wars, pandemics, violence. Friday. Death, destruction, sorrow. Friday. No wonder some individuals give up on life. All they know is Friday. But as believers, we know there will be a Sunday. Someday, we will be called home to Heaven. Someday we will see the Lord and loved ones who have passed. Someday our tears will be dried, and death and suffering will cease. That day is Sunday.
“In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
Have a great Easter! Be safe! Don’t eat too much candy…. And remember; It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming.”