Today was one of the worst Fridays of my entire life. Top five for sure. It was emotional, stressful, difficult... the whole nine yards.
But you know what else today was? Today was our reminder that two thousand years ago, Jesus was nailed to a cross and took the fate that we deserved. He declared “Tetelestai” - it is finished. Our sins were declared null and void and our debt was paid in full! He died to defeat the death that would have otherwise conquered our lives. He stood in the gap for us, petitioned to the Father on our behalf, tore the veil and made a way for us to be in relationship with our King. He gave us grace.
How beautiful! What an amazing blessing - there are no words. God sent his perfect, blameless son to save us from ourselves, to give us the promise of life.
So, actually, I’d say it was a pretty Good Friday after all.