The Good In Good Friday

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John (19)  wrote about Jesus’ death on the cross. The description of death is gruesome. And, yet, it’s what we observe and focus on today, Good FridayThe “Good” of Good Friday is  part of our conversation in the Table Think Podcast:  A Conversation About Holy Week.  There’s more to Jesus’ death than could be seen when he took his final breath.  

It’s the good in Good Friday.  

Meditate . . . Be still and know God . . . 

Life broke through death. 

And. 

Death died. 

It’s the good in Good Friday.  

 The power of Jesus’ last words on the cross echo throughout time and eternity: It is finished.”  The power of redemption surged.  What looked impossible became a door to restoration. 

It’s the good in Good Friday.    

The cross . . . an instrument of death . . . became a symbol of life.  It’s the intersection where all of humanity is represented, so, one and all are no longer lost, but found through amazing grace.

It’s the good in Good Friday.    

Go soul-deep . . . look at the pieces of brokenness, hurt, and harm within you . . . and find the good.

“So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are his lovers who have been called to fulfill his designed purpose (Romans 8:28, The Passion Translation).”

It’s the good in Good Friday.    

Think On This . . .

The power of darkness could not sustain and lost.  Jesus died and for three days lay in the grave. But.  Death could not hold Life. 

It’s the good in Good Friday.    

For Kids . . .

Sit together in candlelight.  Repeat Jesus’ final three words on the cross from John 19:30:  “It is finished.”

Explain these three words are the story of today and Easter.

People thought Jesus’ death was final.

But.

Jesus had more power than death.

Jesus is alive.

Jesus used his death on the cross as a gift of life.  It’s a gift to the world.

Because.

God loves the world.

Use the phrase  . . . It’s the good in Good Friday . . . in this conversation of life. 

Have a good Good Friday!  

We’ve prepared some simple thoughts and meditations for adults and kids this week at Sunday Soul Work:  Holy Week

A Conversation About Holy Week

In our conversation at the table, Joshua questioned me about some of my thoughts and experiences on Holy Week.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, TableThink will  provide some resources for you to use during Holy Week.  This will include some thoughts on John 20-10-11. John, referred to as the other disciple, and Peter went home after seeing the linen cloths lying in the tomb and the burial cloth folded.

The thing is . . . they went home . . . missing the most magnificent moment in humanity’s history.

But. 

Mary went back to the tomb where Jesus had been buried and experienced more than can be imagined.

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