Friday, April 22, 2011

it's friday... but sunday is coming....

I was driving home from dropping my daughter off at school this morning, it was cold and raining {which completely scratched my plans for finishing yard work today} I was thinking about a friend of mine who is facing some daunting, scary life circumstances right now.   Her situation seems long dead. Hopeless. And then it hit me. It's Friday {dark, cold, rainy} BUT, Sunday is coming.

Friday, a couple of thousand years ago, a hill on Calvary was dark, shameful, brutal , hopeless. The One who was suppose to save our world died a criminals death. And those that followed him, believed in him, loved him, despaired at his crucifixion. I'm sure they thought, "This is ALL wrong." If they only had known that cold, dark Friday afternoon, that Sunday was coming. I'm sure they would not have despaired, they would have placed all their HOPE in Sunday.

Sometimes life lends us many Fridays. Our marriages seem dead. Wayward children bring nothing but darkness. Addictions bind us in shame.  Broken relationships leave us wounded. There seems to be nothing to HOPE in. The flowers in the pot appear to be dead. The sun appears to elude the sky. We wonder if we will ever see light again. If we will ever feel warmth again. But, then we remember Sunday.

Sunday should fill us with excitement. We should jump for JOY. Be overwhelmed with Hope.
Yeah, It's Friday... but, don't despair, SUNDAY IS COMING!!

Wishing ALL a Good Friday and a Good Easter!!


pathfromtheheadtotheheart said...

Pray your Easter is full of joy, my friend! Hope we can get together soon!

kristin said...

Hey Girl... Please lets get together very soon. Maybe this week sometime.. Hope your Easter is extra blessed too.