4.22.2011

A very good Friday, indeed.

...this one is especially good.

"It was the third hour when they crucified him.
The written notice of the charge against him read: The King of the Jews."
John 15:25-26

"With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.
The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. And when the centurion who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and saw how he died, he said, 'Surely this man was the Son of God!'"
John 15:38-39

"So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb."
John 15:46

Surely it is a Good Friday.

(from my friend Gretchen's blog)

I remember as a child, the first time I really *got* the emotion of this day. It was when I was reading (maybe for the 3rd or 4th time) the C.S. Lewis novel, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." It was this scene.



Is this book a perfect re-telling of Jesus' sacrifice and redemption of us? No, most likely not.

But it was how I first really understood it. A beautiful tool into my mind and my heart; a picture of his great sacrifice and intense love for us.

Happy Easter, my friends. May you spend it in celebration.


1 comment:

  1. That part of the Narnia movie always makes me cry.

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