Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday

Easter is my favorite holiday. Not because of the eggs and jelly beans (although this IS the only time they sell my favs!) but because of the true meaning of Easter. Christmas is special…celebrating the miraculous birth of Jesus but Easter…Easter is celebrating such an amazing sacrifice that He made for ME.

Today is Good Friday. For some it just means an extra day off work or school or the last Friday that they have to eat fish for dinner. Today though let’s remember what Good Friday really was.

Jesus was not only betrayed by one that He loved but those who had just recently welcomed Him into the city crying “Hosanna!” and “Messiah” where now screaming“Crucify him!”  Through it all Jesus knew what was coming. He knew what He had to do and He still loved them all in spite of it. What an amazing thing!

This song is one of my favorites…it’s about one of the men crucified with Jesus…can you even imagine…That day was dark, it was sad, it was bleak. But…what was coming…that’s something to get excited about!

I am a thief, I am a murderer,
Walking up this lonely hill.
What have I done? I don't remember.
No one knows just how I feel;
And I know that my time is coming soon.

It's been so long, oh, such a long time,
Since I've lived with peace and rest.
Now I am here, in my destination,
I guess things work for the best;

And I know that my time is coming soon.
Who is this man? This man beside me,
That they call the King of the Jews.
No, they don't believe, that He's the Messiah,
But, somehow I know that it's true.

They laugh at Him in mockery,
They beat Him till he bleeds,
They nail Him to the rugged cross,
And they raise Him, yeah, they raise Him up next to me.

My time has come, and I'm slowly fading,
But I deserve what I receive.
Jesus, when You are in Your kingdom,
Could You please, please remember me.

Well He looks at me still holding on,
And the tears fall from His eyes,
And He says I tell the truth,
Today, yeah, you will live with Me in paradise, woah yeah.
And I know that my time, yes my time, is coming soon, woah yeah.
And I know that my time, yes my time, is coming soon, woah yeah, yeah
And I know that paradise, paradise is coming soon.