Today is Good Friday. When I was a kid, Good Friday was little more than the day off before Easter. While I understood what the day meant, I didn’t feel the significance of the day. I’m glad that I feel the significance of the day now.
Good Friday and Easter are part of the core beliefs of Christians. That God sent his son to die on the cross for our sins, and that three days later, he rose from the dead with all power in His hands. This morning as I prayed, part of my prayer was for God to continuously help me to be mindful of the sacrifice. And while I do want to be mindful of the sacrifice, I also want to continuously be mindful of the power of God.
Part of the Good Friday story is one, that I believe, represents struggle. Yet Jesus, who was ever mindful of his purpose endures the struggle so that the purpose and the prophecy may be fulfilled. That’s a lesson for all of us- we will endure many challenges on the road to our purpose. However, we must stay diligent and endure so that our own purpose and the prophecy over our own life may be fulfilled.
I am limited. I am a human with very real limitations and inabilities. Yet, I serve a God who is completely limitless in the range of things that He can do. As I reflect on how God has moved in my life, just over the past weeks and months, I’m in awe. And for me, that is the other side of the Easter story- the power of God to accomplish anything. The resurrection of Christ, for those who don’t belief, is perhaps a bunch of loony crap. But for me, it fully encompasses the ultimate sacrifice and simultaneously expresses the love and power of God.
My prayer is that I’m always mindful and thankful of God’s expression of love; and that my heart is always open enough to yield to Him so that His power may work in my life.