Today is good Friday, and I'm mindful of just how blessed we are - because of the sacrifice of Jesus on that fateful day. Thank you Lord for sending Your Son, and thank you Lord for each day...each moment that points to your grace and goodness.
On Good Friday I like to read Psalm 22 (this is what Jesus quotes when He is on the cross & states, "My God, My God, Why have Your forsaken Me?" I always teach my Bible classes that when you see the first statement of a Scripture quoted in the New Testament that you should read the entire original Scripture for this would have been in the minds of both the speaker & hearers of that day.
And oh my, what a powerful statement Psalm 22 makes - though it starts with lament and a feeling of abandonment, it concludes with a promise to future generations that He will be praised. Just look at these two verses:
27-28 From the four corners of the earth
people are coming to their senses,
are running back to God.
are falling on their faces before him.
God has taken charge;
from now on he has the last word.
And this morning as I share my picture a day from this past week I do in fact fall on my face saying thank You! I am but dust - each of these moments was a gift from You.
|Day 132 - And the outside fun continues! I'm starting to feel the 31 weeks that I am so I was letting Josh and Selah play while I propped up my feet for a bit!|
|Day 133 - I teach a class on Monday nights and I had given them a group project to work on something we had just learned. So I took a quick pic with the iPhone - I really do LOVE teaching this class!|