Day 44: A Good Friday


A day

WITHOUT JESUS is a day WITHOUT~

WITHOUT

Peace

WITHOUT

Hope

WITHOUT

Joy

&

WITH

Total separation from

GOD~

complete Darkness.

The same darkness that filled the sky on the day that is called

GOOD FRIDAY.

The day when

JESUS became separated from GOD on the Cross.

The brutal Cross where

HE hung~

"From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land" (Matthew 27:25)

Darkness filled the heart of HIS mother & HIS disciples.

A day WITHOUT JESUS is a day WITHOUT!

What is your "WITHOUT" that causes you to be WITHOUT?

But GOD allowed darkness to take over when

HE allowed HIS SON to suffer,

as JESUS wore each nail that kept HIM on the cross.

And then about three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice,

"Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?"

(which means 'MY GOD, MY GOD, why have you forsaken ME?')" (Matthew 27:46).

Have you ever cried out those same words in your "WITHOUT" moments~

"My GOD, my GOD, why have you forsaken me?

Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish?

My GOD, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest." (Psalm 22:1-2)

JESUS

experiencing

Total Darkness & Total Separation from

HIS FATHER.

JESUS' "WITHOUT'"

Greatest Moment~

"GOD made HIM who had no sin to be sin for us,

so that IN HIM we might become the righteousness of GOD" (2 Corinthians 5:12)~

ONCE & FOR ALL

so darkness would never take over us.

And it all happened on a

"GOOD" day called

GOOD FRIDAY.

Good for us because

"GOD demonstrates HIS own love for us in this:

While we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us" (Romans 5:8)

Oh how we need this reminder

as we are living in the midst of

WITHOUTS

during this crisis

as things are not what they used to be

and are not what we are used to

as we are living WITHOUT the people, places & things

before this crisis began~

yet

GOOD FRIDAY

appeared to be a crisis

as JESUS" mother

watched the whole thing

and couldn't do one thing to stop

those from doing what they did

so that we never had to live

WITHOUT

PEACE that transcends all understanding

WITHOUT

HOPE that transcends all understanding

WITOUT

JOY~that transcends all understanding~

All that we obviously need

right in this moment in time

and it every moment in time.

Oh it was the worst of times from a human point of view

But

Oh it was the best of times from JESUS point of view

as HE did what transcends all understanding

so we never ever ever have to live

WITHOUT

the moment we become one WITH the ONE

Who we can't live

WITHOUT

because

A DAY WITHOUT JESUS is a day WITHOUT!

A MOMENT WITHOUT JESUS is a moment WITHOUT!

A SECOND WITHOUT JESUS is a second WITHOUT

because on that

GOOD FRIDAY

there was a Cross

And

"THERE WAS JESUS" (listen to the song below)


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