The weekend of Good Friday through Easter Sunday is arguably the most important three-day period in the history of the world, the climax of God’s redemptive plan. Yet, I’m never quite sure how to appropriately recognize this day, Good Friday.
To focus on the suffering and death of Jesus makes me uncomfortable, as it should. I’m both ashamed of my sin and amazed at his sacrifice. The vulnerability of Jesus with his arms wide open as he slowly died on a cruel cross is a picture of God’s love that never fails to stir my soul.
I don’t want to disrespect my Savior by taking it too lightly, but neither do I want to wallow in the very shame from which he has freed me.
So I remember, and I am overwhelmingly grateful.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
Judy, I agree. And I appreciate your respect for Christ and the Cross. It is lovely to find others on this journey who seem to be in step with the Spirit (so I have an example to follow). 😉
Thank you Cristal. We all just follow Him as best we can, don’t we?
Beautifully expressed! Thanks Emma – love and blessings, Grimmy
Thanks Karen. Blessings and love back to you!
“I don’t want to disrespect my Savior by taking it too lightly, but neither do I want to wallow in the very shame from which he has freed me.”
Thats the same place I find myself, I want to be grateful, but I don’t to sit in shame like He hasn’t freed and redeemed me from it. Thanks for the post, God bless you and I wish the fullness of joy and peace to your family this Ressurection Sunday (Easter)!
And I wish you the same!