Its only Friday…

I am in a bad mood today.  I admit I have fallen into that situation by allowing some outside opinions to affect my judgment.  But why wouldn’t a person be in a bad mood today?  (4-18-14)  It is called Good Friday, but it is only good because of God’s grace.  For me, a sinful human being, it marks the low point of human history.  The day we people decided the best plan was to attempt to protect our will over that of Gods.  So we killed Jesus Christ.  We killed God in the flesh, come to us to show us what love is.  We were so wrapped up in protecting what we thought was our right to power that we not only rejected, but gave a tortuous death to the one who gave us life in the first place.

Was that His plan all along?  Yes, I know it was.  Jesus said it himself long before it happened.  Even prophets long before described how He would die.  (Psalm 22 and Isaiah 53 most obviously, and slightly veiled to us but clear to Satan – Genesis 3:15)

The cross may have been part of His knowledge, wisdom and plan, but that in no way changes the fact that we did this.  We sing the words:  “It was my sin that held Him there, until it was accomplished.  His dying breath has brought me life.  I know that it is finished.”

So yes, I am in a bad mood.  And rightly so I believe.  The good news is (and means) I don’t have to stay that way.

Maybe we will close with this tonight at church….

Sunday’s comin’  (can be purchased here)

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