Tonight I’ve just come from the Good Friday service at our church. Each year I find this to be such a sweet time of worship, reflection, and anticipation. I think as Christians we sometimes have a hard time knowing exactly how we should feel on Good Friday. We are thankful for the sacrifice made on our behalf, we are reminded of our own sin, we’re sad, we’re excited, and we’re probably too preoccupied with plastic eggs to allow ourselves the mental freedom to sort it all out.
So I’ll save you the trouble. We should feel freaking amazed. Amazed because God, in his infinite wisdom, created us already knowing we were going to suck at loving him. He created us already knowing he would die for us. And that even after he died for us, showing just how much he loved us, that we were STILL going to suck at loving him. He knew that we were going to abuse his grace. He knew that we would make a mockery of his name. He knew that we would betray and reject him. Continue reading