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.
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