1. As a child, I was deeply conflicted that we called this day “Good” Friday. I learned in Sunday School lessons what they did to Him. How was that good? It was years before I could disassociate chocolate eggs & ham dinner from suffering.
2. I’m off work today. Yep, up early with no alarm, coffee sipped, laundry done, chores started. Birds are singing, the sun is shining and I am luxuriating in the day.
3. Grands are coming tomorrow, and so is Great-Grandpa. We’ll have 4 generations together. Chocolate eggs, ham dinner, no suffering.
4. Cleaning the house is simply more enjoyable with tunes. I don’t mind scrubbing bathrooms and wiping down counter-tops when I’ve got Elvis, The Bee Gees, Al Green and Journey to accompany me!
5. Being home today allows me time to prep for tomorrow. But that’s not all. It’s an opportunity to step away and to reflect on the significance of this weekend. To swing between the sorrow of the sacrifice and the joy of the gift.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life
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