Today is Good Friday. All over the Interweb Christian friends are putting stuff up saying “It’s Friday but Sunday’s coming!” or “A lot can happen in three days!!!” or “Don’t Worry – Victory is around the corner.”
This is all well and good and there is nothing to disagree with, it’s just, can I say “Whoa! Slow down there Missy” Sunday will be Sunday and that’s amazing but today is Friday – all day. It is a day in its own right. A profound and amazing thing happened today. Jesus decided to lose today. For me. For you. And it was sad and slow and horrible. I’m a bit uncomfortable with moving on too soon. Listen, I’m not going to spend the day in sackcloth and ashes. Life being what it is, this is the only day my family can get together for its Easter Meal and it will be great.
But just for today, just for some of it. Lets’ not rush. Let’s weep with those who weep. (It’s easy to find plenty of those at the moment.) Take time to think about Friday. Tomorrow will be Saturday with challenges of its own – God was dead and in the grave and Sunday will surely follow but today is Friday, Good Friday; a day of profound gratitude first and foremost.