Six hours, one Friday. Mundane to the casual observer. A shepherd with his sheep, a housewife with her thoughts, a doctor with his patients. But to a handful of awestruck witnesses, the most maddening of miracles is occurring. God is on a cross. The creator of the universe is being executed.
It is no normal six hours. It is no normal Friday. Far worse than the breaking of his body is the shredding of his heart. And now his own father is beginning to turn his back on him, leaving him alone. What do you do with that day in history? What do you do with its claims? They were the most critical hours in history.
Nails didn’t hold God to a cross. Love did. The sinless One took on the face of a sinner so that we sinners could take on the face of a saint!
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
from Six Hours One Friday by Max Lucado
I’m officially a horrible blogger. How I’ve not made the time to write here more often… I have no excuses. I’ve been keeping busy over at AskMissA.com managing both the Entertainment section and Washington, D.C., as well as running PR. I guess that keeps a girl pretty tied down. But truth be told, I’ve given so much of myself there and at church as of late, I’ve just not had a whole lot of me left to put anywhere else.
Does that make sense?
That said, today marks the beginning of sequestration going into effect. Don’t worry, I’m not about to talk politics, but I wanted to bring a message over here from my facebook page:
Prayers for everyone being effected/about to be effected by the implementation of sequestration today. I know it’s such a scary time, feeling as though your future is resting in the balances of our crazy government… but know that God is faithful.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
Have faith my dears. As troubling as joblessness is, He’s going to stand by your side and provide for you. ♥