GOOD FRIDAY

Today is the day my daughter meets with the surgeon.  What will they find out?  Is it cancer?  No one has spoken much of that possibility since they found the ‘mass’ in her ovary.  This whole week has been a ‘blur’ while we have waited.  Then I suddenly realize, it is Holy Week!  TODAY is the day Jesus went to the cross!  What must it have been like for Jesus’ disciples?  Jesus knew what was going on and He walked right towards it, determined, unafraid, ready to give it all for us….. for me.   But the disciples?  I can only imagine how confused they must have felt.  How scared.  Just like I’m feeling right now.

Jesus, thank you.  Because of what you did on this day, over 2000 years ago.  If you would not have gone to the cross, there would have been no hope for us.  You were the only one who could save us.  Without You… the worst fear, like for me right now, my daughter being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, would be a diagnosis of despair, and death, only leading to eternal death.  Oh how I thank you, Jesus, that because of what you did, we have life!   FOREVER!  That yes, even though all of us will taste the first death, the second death cannot touch us!  “Where, O death, is thy sting? where, O death, thy victory?” 1 Corinthians 15:55

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