Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday

Look what I found today.

This daffodil is alone, the solitary bloom amongst the spring bulbs scattered throughout our yard.

Today, this Good Friday, we remember Christ's sufferings and death and confront how utterly alone he was on the cross when he cried out, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" ("My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?") At this evening's service we will remember Christ's utter abandonment in our stead.

We are not ever alone, even when it seems we stick out like the first yellow bloom of spring. What an incredible comfort that is.

Best wishes for a blessed Good Friday and Easter to you all!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the inspiring text.

CMS said...

The one also is a sign of the many to come. A harbinger. "So Christ is the firstfruits of them that sleep."