"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life." -John
I read a cute dialogue about Good Friday that captured the heart of the day,
George: I don't understand why they call this day "good".
Bill: If you were scheduled to die on this day and someone offered to take your place what would you call that?
Bill: Have a nice day......
For me this is a day of mixed feelings. I'm sad to think back on what Jesus went through on the cross, but I'm glad for the results in my life and my eternity. I sorrow over the pain I caused him, but celebrate the life it gave me. It is a day of mixed feelings, but at the heart of it all is a celebration of the greatest gift ever given. And what's most fascinating is that the giver was God himself! He gave his best to remedy my worst. He loved me when I had no interest in him, was actually his enemy. He reached out as I walked away. What an amazing love!
It is, without doubt, the greatest gift ever given and today I remember and rejoice!