Today is Good Friday. After a betrayal by a companion, hours of mockery, a brutal beating, and being nailed to a cross, the One we call our Savior and the Son of the Living God, said, “It is finished. Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” Whoever would have believed that God would allow his own son to endure this awful death? Whoever expected the Messiah, the Christ, to “humble himself and become obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross.”
How deep and true is God’s love for us. Now we know. Even on our darkest, most painful days of despair and dejection we know that God is right there beside us, suffering with us, just as God suffered with his Son. Today is Good Friday. This present darkness is necessary. Even now, it is leading us toward the light of a new dawn.
Grace and peace,
Please join us in the sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. this evening for our Good Friday worship service.