Psalm 46:10 reads: “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Is Good Friday an oxymoron? I remember this day used to be called “Black Friday.” So which is it?
According to pastor James Howell, Earlier this morning, at 6am, Jesus faced a mock trial, was treated cruelly, yet took it all peacefully. By 9am, Jesus’ wrists and ankles were gashed and shattered by iron nails, the cross slammed into the ground; the snide snickering of onlookers began. At noon the sky grew eerily dark; then at 3pm Jesus breathed his last.
This sounds very dark and as a mother, I cannot imagine what Mary went through that day. But, we are so fortunate to know the ending. We can be still and know that God is God, that because He loves us so much, He chose to be with us on earth and suffer as a human to redeem us forever!
As you reflect on the happenings of Good Friday, remember the words from Romans 8:38-39…
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Love God, Love your Fellow Man, Love Yourself.