The Day After Good Friday
Good Friday is a day of immense sadness for Christians. Knowing that Jesus died painfully for each of us brings us to our knees awe that someone would willingly allow themselves to be crucified for any who would believe in Him.
That Christ would take the punishment for every sin we've ever committed brings us to our knees in thankfulness.
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The day between Good Friday and Easter also brings me crashing to the ground. It weighs heavy on my heart when I think of friends and family who don't believe in the resurrection of my Saviour. That day after Jesus is put to death gives me a glimpse of what it might be like to live without hope--I try not to think on it for long because the crushing pain of no hope will have me reaching for a fix to feel better--wine, extra antidepressant or even the bed until Easter morning.
So if you are feeling this hopelessness, that once death happens there is nothing just darkness look further. Research, ask Christians, ask the Faithgirls we would love to help you find the peace that comes from seeing that cross. The joy that comes from knowing you are loved so much that God sent His Son for you! For me, for those you love! With His horrific death, His sacrifice for us we get to live.
I'd like to celebrate Easter every day but without Good Friday there is no understanding of the power of love God has for us.
"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope."1 Thessalonians 4:12-14
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."1 Corinthians 13:12-13