TALK ABOUT A SWING in emotions! I have been working on two separate messages this week, one for Good Friday and one for Easter Sunday: a messageof despair and a messageof hope, a message of defeat and a messageof victory, a message about the depths that man can fall and a message about the heights to which God can lift us. Two messages… both need to be preached but truthfully I prefer Easter Sunday messages to Good Friday messages. I know that without the crucifixion we couldn’t have the resurrection, but still … we killed Him!
He offered us life and we killed him. He came in love and we destroyed Him with hatred. Good Friday? For who? Jesus? They nailed him to a cross. For humanity? We showed how depraved we really can be. Good Friday? I think not. Black Friday? Maybe. Bad Friday? For sure. Without Sunday, Friday is a blot on the history of humanity.
Sunday changes all of that and turns despair to joy, defeat to victory. We may not have been there on Friday, but we are just as guilty. We may not have been there on Sunday, but we are just as forgiven.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.