God has been so good this week. Giving me to the strength to share this blog, stirring up some great talks with my boyfriend and friends about Him, giving me sponsors for my Baptism, and bringing His people together for the week's church services.
Although Matt and I have been together over a year and a half now, this is the first REAL Jesus-centered Easter we are sharing together. Since we go to different churches, this can be difficult, but I was SO happy to share Maundy Thursday with him at my church last night. It was such a wonderful night of fellowship and talk. I know this blog is going to be so good for us-- it already has.
Now that Maundy Thursday has passed, Good Friday is upon us. After a long day at work, I told myself I would come home and work on schoolwork, but first I wanted to dive into the Word for a bit. Oddly enough, I stumbled upon She Reads Truth, where a Holy Week study is going on.
Isaiah 53:4-11 really humbled me and reminded me what today is about. Verse 7 says, "He was led as a lamb to the slaughter." Can you visualize this? For all those vegetarians out there, I'm sure you can. What a horrific image. Still, God laid our iniquity on Jesus, so that WE might be forgiven. Talk about sacrifice and love.
John 3:16 was equally moving, as it always has been for me. This was one of the early verses I studied when I really started getting to know God. God sent His son so that we might be saved. I can't even find words to explain the feelings a parent might feel if they lost their child in the way that Jesus was crucified. Yet, God did it-- for you and I.
I hope you all take a moment out of your busy day to remember what today was about. To remember what it must have been like for God to give His son for US. To feel the LOVE He showers us with everyday.
Have a wonderful evening, and a great weekend!