Thursday, April 02, 2015

It is Good!

I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "Good." Write for five minutes; unedited.

God created the light and called it day and created the dark and called it night. Then he said, "It is good." And on the 7th day God looked at the world God created and said again "It is good." Then God rested.

Later God sent God's son into the world to die on a cross for our sins. But what is good about this day in which the crown of throwns is placed upon his head? What is good about Jesus breathing his last? What is good about Jesus just the day before sitting silent among his accusers and washing his disciples feet knowing that some of them would soon betray him? I don't know about you but I have a hard time finding good as I stand and watch my savior crucified on our behalves.

But the thing is God loves us so much that God sent his Son into the world. But then on the third day, God reminds us of the good God has when God raises Jesus from the dead. It is good when the women come to the tomb and find the stone has been rolled away. It is good when we see that "Easter says you can put truth in a grave but it won't stay there (Clarence W Hall)." It is good when we find the holy hopeful found in the Easter promise. It is good when we cling to the love of this one who gave his son for us. It is good when we come and can triumphantly proclaim "Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Alleluia!"

10 comments:

  1. We started our FMF prompts out quite similar- made me smile.:) So glad for His Good News! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Katie, it made me smile too that we started out very similar.

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  2. He is risen indeed!

    And I really like that Clarence W Hall quote.

    Thank you for your words of wisdom!

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    1. Carrie, I love that Hall quote. In many ways, it reminds me of Psalm 30:5 "Weeping may come for the night but joy comes with the morning."

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  3. Amen! He is risen, indeed! The story of the cross is the blueprint for living life on earth--good always comes out of the bad if we're doing our Father's will.

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  4. I had similar thoughts this week. :) Yes, there is good in Good Friday!
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

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    1. Jen, thanks for stopping by. Yes indeed there is good in Good Friday. Without Good Friday, we wouldnt have the Resurrection and Easter!

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  5. I love you so and I love that we both sort of referred all the way back to Genesis in our posts about Good Friday! Kindred!

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    1. I love you so too. And I love that we both referred all the way back to Genesis too. (So totally random, but I have a dear friend who is named Genesis). Kindred spirits indeed! :)

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