Friday, April 2, 2010

Inconvenient Truth


I feel a lot of pressure today. It is Good Friday, one of the three most significant days in the life of a Christian. Today is the day that our sacrificial lamb was slain for our sins. As a result of this tragedy, I feel an intense need to make today’s writing one of the best that I can do. Today’s writing should be impressive, passionate, meaningful and unusual. Today should be a day when I do something more, something faithful, or, just…something.

Tonight my husband and I will work a nursery room at our church for those who wish to hear the Easter service today rather than Sunday. These stipulations are necessary due to the high volumes of people who will flock to the church on Easter Sunday. While this does not include everyone, it is a safe opinion that many of those in attendance will not visit the building again until December 25th.

Psalm 68:19
Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

Do many people feel this way? Do people feel that on Good Friday, Easter and Christmas our behavior should be a little more committed? I have to wonder how our heavenly father views these three significant days…as more important than the rest?

The sacrifice made for us by Jesus Christ is just as significant on Easter Thursday as it is on Easter Sunday. The pain of our sin does not dwindle in July or fade in February, and yet, our commitment to the Lord seems to disappear the day after Christmas.

Shame on me for thinking that today’s entry needed to be more significant than last Friday’s. Is the required sacrifice for my sin not the same today as it was yesterday…blood? The God of our hearts bears our sin daily. Every moment, He is shouldering our discretion, hammering the nails and wearing the crown we forge in life.

Thank God that He does not show His commitment only three days a year.

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