Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday

There I was.
Accused.
Judged.
Guilty.
Condemned.
The things I'd done wrong bled together and followed me like a shadow, haunting. Jeering. Pointing fingers. Just look at her. Look at what she's done. She isn't good enough. She will never be.

And there God is.
Creator.
Omniscient.
Holy.
Just.
As much as I love you, I cannot abide your sin. I cannot look on your disobedience. But I will make a way. I will bridge this gap.

So there was Jesus.
Man.
Son.
God.
Willing.
He put on skin and became one of us. Human, yet divine. Tempted, yet blameless. And when the time came, He climbed a hill and was nailed for my sin.
Accused.
Judged.
Found guilty.
Condemned.

The Creator took the fall for the created. The Innocent accepted punishment for the convicted. And one Friday night, a many, many years ago, Jesus looked into the face of His Father and cried, "It is FINISHED." I have made the way. The Holy and the guilty need not be apart. I have bridged the gap.

And by His wounds... through His love... I am healed.
Forgiven.
Free.

As it thunders and rumbles outside my dark window tonight, I think of the night Jesus died for me... the night Jesus died for you. And my eyes cry and my heart sings with gratitude over a God who loves this big. This openly. This freely. This selflessly.

And I am awed.

Happy Good Friday. -Brin

20 comments:

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What a great post.
Have a Happy Easter. May God bless you and keep you,
Lisa in Texas :o)

Mrs Quilty said...

Thank you for this post. Beautifully done!! God Bless!

SECPumpkin said...

Brin, Thank you for such an encouraging and HOPE-FILLED post. Happy Easter to you!!!

Hollace said...

Wonderfully said! Thank you.

wanderingbtrfly said...

Awesome post.

patientmom said...

Beautiful...creatively, passionately, profoundly, and simply...beautiful.

I love that Jesus said, "It is Finished."...and we are at peace.

Blessings to you and those you love on this glorious celebration of His Resurrection. He is risen...He is risen, indeed!

Becky K. said...

Amen and Amen.
Praise God for this plan of salvation!

FlowerLady said...

That was absolutely beautiful!

Have a wonderful Easter.

FlowerLady

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Perfect, even the weather!

Joyce said...

Perfectly said. Amen.

Debbie said...

I can only wish more of those your age had your wisdom. That people my age had your wisdom! So many around us are doing nothing to commemorate this Easter because they don't know Him and they aren't interested in Him. So much blindness.
You clearly paint The picture here with your words, Brin.
Thanks,
Debbie

Bee said...

Oh, wow. That was beautiful.

Tara said...

Beautiful!
Have a blessed Easter.
Hugs,
Tara

Sandi said...

What a perfect way to paint the Easter message. He is risen!! Blessings to you this glorious weekend!

Donna said...

Amen & Amen.
Thank you Brin, for saying it so eloquently.
I've been reading your blog for about a year.
Blessings to you, Donna

Linda Z said...

Amen... just Amen

Beverly said...

He is amazing.

Laurel said...

some people put words together and I hear something.

you put words together and I FEEL something.

(i love love love the way you put words together. May God continue to use you. Happiest of Easter Sundays to you tomorrow.)

bee'nme said...

Beutifully-anointed writing Brin...

Happy Resurrection Sunday - may His resurrection power and stubborn love meet each and every cry of your heart...

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

Deborah said...

Beautiful!