Friday, April 22, 2011

A time to mourn...

Today is Good Friday. Today is a day to focus on the suffering and death of Jesus. I hate suffering and death!  I would like to skip today and go straight to Sunday.Ecclesiastes says that there is a time for everything--including a time to die, a time to weep, and a time to mourn. 
Today is that time. 
I don't like it. 
I want to get past it. 
I want to "fast forward". 
Praise God that there is also a time to be born, a time to laugh, and a time to dance. Can you have one without the other? Can you have joy if you have never felt pain? 
I don't think so. 
So today we focus on the sadness and grief of Christ's death, so that on Sunday we can fully appreciate the time for joyful celebration.

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