It is Friday, but Weekend is coming. This is not the devotional I had hoped to write. This is not the particular devotional you wish to receive this day. Whilst Good Friday may be the starkest portrayal of a Friday that we have, life is full of a lot of Fridays.
For the disciples and Christ’s followers in the first century, Good Friday symbolized the day that everything fell aside. All was lost. The energy and hope of a man declaring to be the Son of God, the particular Messiah who was supposed to change every thing, had been executed.
Even though Jesus told their followers three days later the particular temple would be restored, they had no clue of what that Sunday will be. They betrayed, denied, mourned, fled and hid. They did almost everything BUT feel good about Friday plus their circumstances.
For us, Friday could be the phone call from the doctor that the malignancy is back. It’s the news that you have out of work. It’s the betrayal of a friend, losing someone dear. Friday is the day time that it all falls apart and everything hope is lost. We all possess Fridays. But , as the saying will go, “Sunday’s coming! ”
Today, you are suffering from a Friday. Your Friday is exactly what happened in the last few weeks and yesterday evening in the tragic loss. But Weekend is coming!
Jesus completed the severe task of giving up his lifestyle as a sacrifice for the sins from the world. It was his faith plus belief in his heavenly Father, that will gave him the grace plus peace to submit to Fri. While death had seemingly earned, Jesus knew better. When this individual said, “It is finished, ” this wasn’t meant to be a statement associated with concession. It was a declaration that the new day was on the way.
Friday is completed. Sunday is coming. Death is going to be shattered. Hope will be restored. However, we must live through the darkness plus seeming hopelessness of Friday.
You know among my favorite sayings is “God isn’t going to close one door without opening one more, but it can be hell in the hall. ” My sister Hillary. A person, our nation, our world is suffering from a black Friday. Our wish is that Sunday is coming. However it might well be hell for a while.