Good Friday - incredibly good for us - an oxymoron for Jesus - although I don't believe He saw it that way. It never ceases to amaze me.
This year I let Easter sneak up on me and I regret it. Caught up in the pain of waiting I have to admit I haven't prepared my heart the way I would like.
I really prefer to observe Lent and prepare my heart for the wonder of Easter - Resurrection Sunday - Reconciliation Sunday might be an even better word for it.
Good Friday and Easter are all about reconciliation! The hope of reconciling with God through His amazing sacrifice on Good Friday.
Interesting, the pain I've experienced over these last eight months is all about hoping to reconcile with my sweet Hannah.
But for now, I will embrace the reconciliation offered to me by a risen Savior! Who patiently accepts me for the mess that I am - mercifully forgives me for being too wrapped up in my own pain to remember His.
He is risen!
(here's your part you say: He is risen indeed!)