We are programed from our earliest memories to fear and even do our best to avoid pain and death. My early years i was told the meaning of the Easter Season but it turned out it was more about the egg hunt and prizes. As i got older i was guided by the constraints of religion and was convinced that “Good Friday” was a day to grieve the pain and death that took place on Golgotha.
But today, thousands of miles away from my biological family, i sit with the family God gave me for temporarily forsaking them. It reminds me of not just of the pain, suffering and momentary separation from His Father but the reward of what God gives.
We should celebrate the gift of God Himself formed as a man, the only gift worthy of paying the price to redeem man back to Himself. Truly without the pain, suffering, momentary separation from his own blood the reward must surely be worth it all. It has to be, an all knowing God made the decision to perpetrate His perfect and ONLY plan to bring us together, all around the world as “The Family of God”.
The blood shed that day has made this a Good Day on Good Friday for me.
Gal. 2:20 I am (God) crucified with Christ: nevertheless (because of that) i (Babu)live; yet not i (Babu), but Christ liveth in me (Babu): and the life which i (Babu) now live in the flesh i (Babu) live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me (Babu), and gave himself for me (Babu).
Babu 2:20 God sacrificed flesh He inhabited in order to gain me (Babu) to inhabit so that i (Babu) can be His Son also and have the same faith as His Only Begotten and accept The Fathers will, but knowing even if it’s painful to the death of me (Babu), that Father loves me (Babu) and all this was for me (Babu).)*Note: parenthetical injections, bold letters as well as my Babu 2:220 paraphrasing is for my own clarity. Feel free to interject your self into scripture anytime, it can be a Good Day on Good Friday for you too!
Hope you will have or have had a Good Day on Good Friday 2012.