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Good Friday

posted Mar 25, 2016, 6:16 AM by BVPC WebAdmin

Out of the depths

I cried to you

Lord, hear my prayer. Psalm 130

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Psalm 22

It is Good Friday and there is no reason to call it “good.” On this day we can hardly imagine the horror of the crucifixion. But wait, we have seen in just the past week a bombing in Brussels. We know people have lost loved ones, friends and family members in that tragedy. And wait, we have lost our own family members, some of us recently, and the hurt is still present. And wait, some of us are experiencing health issues that loom with fear before us.

Tragedy has the capacity to gather us and to separate us. The disciples separated after the events of that Friday. Confusion and fear drove them. It took time before they realized coming back together would strengthen them.

Isn’t that what life needs? Coming together, strength in numbers, sharing fear and joy?  Faith should always lead us on that path.

The sadness of Good Friday grips me. Where are you today? Is it gripping you?