Today is Good Friday of Holy Week. It is the day we remember the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus. Wrongly accused, falsely convicted and hung on a cross are just some of the events of the day. It is a day of denial – Peter forgets who it is he has been following – fear does that sometimes. It is a day of disappearance – where the disciples who have been by his side are nowhere to be found. It is a day of pain – Jesus is beaten and tortured to the extremes. It is a day of firsts – the sky turns dark in the middle of the day and the temple veil is torn. It is a day to never forget – always remember the sacrifice.
So as we move through this day, may we hold space to remember all Jesus has done for us. May we take the time for gratefulness – we mean that much to him, even now. May we spend moments in silence – a life was taken – a life who taught what it means to love, truly love. And then, may we go about our day in love.
Matthew 20: 17-19 (New Revised Standard Version)
While Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and said to them on the way, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified; and on the third day he will be raised.”
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