As we anticipate the celebration of Easter Sunday, may we be reminded -
FIRST CAME FRIDAY
The beauty and splendor of the most important day in the Christian Calendar can only be celebrated after the horror of Friday. Jesus was beaten, humiliated, forced to drag his instrument of death up a hill, nailed to that Cross, mocked, scorned, and pierced before he died---All For Us. He conquered it all when the stone was rolled away--when the grave was found bare--when he overcame death once and for all.
What a glorious day of celebration as we remember Why the world pauses in remembrance of this day. The day when the price was paid to redeem the sin of all mankind. A day like no other which dawned with a promise of an eternity filled with His love. This day--this holiest of days which signaled the birth of the sure hope and certain promise of a better tomorrow. The birds sang in praise and even the rocks bowed in humble adoration that first Easter morning.
BUT FIRST FRIDAY HAD TO COME---never forget the prelude to the celebration--the price paid to guarantee the glorious dawning of a new day. Before the first glimmer of that New Day--before the first glimpse of the light from Heaven--
Friday had to come.
May we all stop and reflect today on the reason we celebrate on Sunday--the horror that was visited on Friday---leading up to the glory revealed on Sunday.
MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU & YOURS