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02 April, 2010

Good Friday?

Today’s blog is about Good Friday and what it means to me and how it can have meaning (I hope), for you.
It’s a day Christians celebrate as the day Jesus died on the cross. What morbid person would celebrate someone’s death? There is beauty in ashes, so hold on while I shed some light. If you want more light check out John 12:42-John21 at
http://www.biblegateway.com/ . It won’t take too much of your time to read. (Remember stick to the NIV version.)
So before the world was formed, Jesus knew that He would have to die on the cross for our sins. He did it because He loves us. Not butterflies in the stomach kind of love, but true love. 1Corinthians13 love: patient, kind, not selfish, not provoked, keeps no record of wrongs, bears, believes, hopes and endures all things.
Imagine there is this man, the Son of God, who loved you before you were born and because of that love for you, chose to die a torturous death on the cross. Good Friday is a reminder of Jesus’ unconditional love of all of us.
How can he love a sinner like me? He just does. That’s the beauty of it. You don’t have to perform a daily ritual; you don’t even have to go to church three times a week. You just have to:
Believe that Jesus, God’s son, died on the cross for you.
Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins.
That’s it.

As you grow in your faith, you start to trust Him to lead your life. I’ll admit. I am very stubborn and still think I can do a lot of things my way, but Jesus is so cool. He knows me, and is patient with me through my stubbornness.
Enjoy your Friday and try out Easter with new understanding.

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