Friday, April 18, 2014
A LITTLE GIRL'S QUESTION
Christians all over the world will come together or privately to observe Good Friday. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior as a young girl. Simple faith opened the door to my heart but as every child, there were questions.
One was why would they call it GOOD Friday, when it was the day of the crucifixion. The day they killed Jesus? It made since to my little girl brain when I was told it was Good, because that was the day the penalty for sin was paid in full and the reason I could have my sins forgiven and have a home in heaven. Also the good news, Jesus didn't stay dead...but just as he promised on the third day he arose and that's why we celebrate Easter.
That conversation took place 63 years ago, and that little girl's heart still belongs to Jesus. His Word is my manual, His love fills my life and it was the best decision I've ever made.
That is why Easter is my favorite holiday, and I look forward to it each year. I enjoy Spring, I love the flowers, I enjoy bunnies, and colored eggs, I enjoy making and giving Easter baskets to friends and family. Most of all I love reading and meditation on Easter devotions, attending Good Friday Services, receiving communion, and singing Hallelujah on Easter Morning.
P.S. My dearest has written a wonderful article that he posted this morning. It's called "Black Sabbath" on my side bar (His blog is Reflections) Doesn't post to often, but when he does, it's worth the read. I know he would appreciate a visit.
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