Friday, 10 April 2009

Good Friday

For many of us, today heralds the start of
the Easter celebrations proper.
Yesterday churches all over the world
celebrated Maundy Thursday,
for the Jewish community, they have been
celebrating passover.
This is a wonderful time, very joyful,
and it's a pity that many Christians forget the origins,
that Maundy Thursday actually comes
out of Passover.

Today, in our little town, we have an
outdoor service marking the importance of
Good Friday.
It involves most churches in the area,
we have a worship team that has been
gathered from many churches,
meeting for the last 2 months,
to try to get everything just right.
I am part of that team (a very nervous part!)
And my start to the morning has been to
laminate all the words of the songs
for the singers (rain forecast)

Sometimes, the preparations can
take over, nerves, practices, typing,
PA systems,............
all things things need to be done, and more.

But, for Christians, all this is as nought.
The important thing is remembering the
amazing sacrifice that has been done for us.
Today's verses from Bible Gateway,
is a timely reminder for us all from
Romans 5 v 6-8

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

With love and blessings in Christ


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