“Mimi, Friday is the sad day,” my (then) three-year-old grand-baby girl softly expressed. Her little mind was attempting to process the ugly and cruel death of our Lord. “Yes, Baby Girl, Friday is the saddest of all days.”
John 19:16-18 records, “Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle.”
It was ugly. It was brutal.
“But sweet girl,” I whispered as I stroked her brown curls, “remember, the story does not end on Friday. In just three days, God changed everything! Yes, Friday may be the saddest day, but Sunday is the best of the best! For we know that three days after his burial the tomb was empty!
The Empty Tomb
Ladies, like my grandbaby girl, maybe you feel the heavy weight of darkness on this Friday. Do you, too, wonder how mankind can be so unkind? Do you see the price of our sin? On this Good Friday, we remember His death and burial. I think of the unfair and cruel treatment towards our King. However, though Friday is here, Sunday is coming!!!
Today focus on the price Jesus paid to redeem you and me, but know that the story is not over. S. M. Lockridge’s, (pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in San Diego from 1953 to 1993) said it best in his recitation called “It may be Friday, but Sunday is coming.” Enjoy!
Happy Easter Weekend Friends!