Today I have been reflecting and thinking. I love Easter, but it is also an emotional holiday for me as a Christian. I try to stop in this busy life of mine to really soak up all it means. Each year, around this time, I like to watch, The Passion of the Christ. Last year, on Good Friday, I was bringing home my first baby from the hospital, so I was too hormonal and emotional to watch it. Thinking of that day, last year, and the year we have had with our boy, it is clear to me that I worship an amazing God, a God that loves to bless His children. Such sweet times we have had, and in the hard times, the times in the middle of the night with a colic baby (turns out he had an allergy)….. He was there. He was probably the only one to calm my heart, when I doubted. I clung to Him when I didn’t understand, because I knew that He did. This whole month is an emotional one in my life, not only will my son turn 1 (how did that happen?), but I will turn 30 (yikes), AND we get to find out tomorrow whether we are having a niece or nephew. My husband’s only sibling, is pregnant with her first. How sweet it is to see the excitement of becoming parents on someones face. Especially theirs. She experienced a miscarriage with her first, and they have now been trying for a couple of years. But God has a plan. And for them they are getting to see their prayers answered. And then it’s also Easter….
It was on Good Friday that my savior paid the ultimate price for my sins. He owed me nothing. I owe Him everything. He endured the pain anyway. This was the darkest and most painful day in Jesus’s life. The bible says that he even sweat drops of blood. Just thinking about it I am overcome with emotion. On that day, it appeared as if his enemies had won, the enemy himself had won, even His dearest followers may have filled their sad hearts with doubt. But that was not the end…. He promised it wouldn’t end like that. And He always keeps His promises.
So, today, I will stop and reflect. On that fateful day for Jesus. On the past year. On His promises.
Maybe today is your “Friday.” Maybe you feel like the enemy has won. But if you know Jesus, the same one that died all those years ago, still LIVES, then know, He has your Sunday coming. Stay strong, and hold to His promises……He always keeps them.
“He is risen from the dead, just as He said would happen”
(Matthew 28:6, NIV)
Enjoy this video of my Good Friday last year. And Happy Easter to you all!