Last night I attended our new Church's very first Maundy Thursday Service. I don't think Service is quite the right word as it is truly more of an observance. It is the time that no matter what your week/day/life holds, you gather your heart and focus...focus on the true meaning of Easter.
The Easter story isn't an easy story to tell. Yes, it has a glorious ending...it even has a wonderful beginning but the dark last days before that glorious ending are hard. They are full of pain. I shudder to think what it had to be.
Today is Good Friday....when I think of what happened to my Savior on this day it brings tears to my eyes, even though I know the ending. But, He did that for me....He saw something worthy enough in me...He loved (loves) that much. I can not begin to address the thankfulness I have, that due to that one, selfless act of sacrifice, He made way for us all. He loved (loves) you...that much. He saw your beautiful worthiness. In my human mind the whole concept can be hard to understand or make sense of...but, for me, that is where faith enters the picture. Faith carries me through the fields of things beyond my understanding.
Call to Hope
For His Anger lasts only a moment, but his favor last a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Psalm 30: 5 (NIV)