What’s Your Friday Plan?

Last Monday was typical with my usual lunch visit to the gym for a workout. Monday can be a hard gym day if for no other reason than the weekend is over and we are back at it! I usually have a conversation with a guy who is a gym regular (I’ll call him Bob) and we often discuss getting the Monday workout behind us. This week was no exception as Bob and I talked it over. As he was leaving, Bob made a remark that went something like, “you know the good thing about Monday is that it’s only four days ’til Friday”. Only gym talk but this simple chit-chat brought some additional thoughts to my mind.

It was during a week like this that Jesus, God’s Son, was thinking about an upcoming Friday. His weekend plans had been made before any humans were around. You might imagine that a weekend so long in the planning would have to be the most unique and astounding weekend you’ve ever heard about.  And, in fact, it was a week and weekend like no other in the history of mankind.  The Bible and the Book of Matthew, beginning with Chapter 21, and on to the end is a great place to check out the events, anticipation, and culmination of this weekend.

I have actually had a difficult and sad week,  but I can look forward with hope because of celebrating what the truth of today and the rest of this weekend means for my future.  Through our experiences and those of friends and family over the past few days, we were once again reminded that life is fleeting and very fragile.

And here we are in the middle of presidential election politics with a lot of words from those who have the answers to all our woes. Long meaningless speeches and rhetoric. On Friday of the week as recorded in Matthew and other places in scripture, Jesus also shared some words. He shared the  most important words to ever be spoken by a person and He only used  3 words. Here are His closing remarks:

“It Is Finished”

Jesus had given his life to rescue us. That was His Friday plan. We don’t know when our “Friday” may come but it will come. Take time to discover what He meant by these 3 words, and how this truth changed the world forever.

The opening behind me leads into an empty tomb. This is in a garden area a few hundred yards from a hill known as Golgotha. It was on that hill that Jesus completed His Friday work.


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  1. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    We’re having a Good Friday service at noon. Thanks for the thoughtful words, and Happy Easter to you!

  2. Cindy says:

    Those are truly the most important words Jesus spoke! As I sit here and reflect how horribly he must have suffered we can’t even imagine it! I am so grateful we are saved and God Bless us all! As for the politics we all know the tricks and senseless words! Are country is in serious trouble!! We need a very! Strong! Leader!! As. Donald Trump says!! We need to say. MERRY CHRISTMAS again!! Put Christ First as it should be! Happy Easter to you and your family!

    • Everyday Living says:

      Cindy, thanks so much for reading and commenting! I am so thankful for God’s grace and mercy in my life! He Is Risen! Wishing you and your family a joyous Easter!

  3. dolores says:

    Estimado Butch, excelentes palabras que incitan a meditar sobre nuestras vidas…
    Me ha gustado mucho la positividad de tu amigo Bob. Hay que pensar siempre en positivo…de lo negativo ya se encarga la vida misma.
    Un cordial saludo


    Dear Butch, great words that incite to reflect on our lives …
    I liked the positivity of your friend Bob. We must always think positive … the negative and life itself is responsible.
    Best regards


    • Everyday Living says:

      Greetings Dolores, thanks so much for your gracious comments! Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend full of joy and God’s goodness! Blessings to you and your husband! Butch and Pam,

      Saludos Dolores, muchas gracias por sus comentarios graciosos! Te deseo un maravilloso fin de semana de Pascua llena de alegría y la bondad de Dios! Bendiciones para ti y tu marido! Butch y Pam,

  4. Kim says:

    I’m sorry you’ve had such a rough week! Our Lord is wonderful to get us through the toughest of things, through trials and grief. I’m so glad to know that you have the Lord. There’s nothing better for us when we are low! I hope you had a Blessed and Good Friday.

  5. Lori says:

    Was wonderful to read your take on “Friday Plans” and how it made me think about what Jesus would have had “planned”. Thanks for the Good Friday message.

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