I watched a video post by Jenny Kochert last night. If you are not familiar with Jenny, she is one of the founders of Flourish Gathering which also covers an umbrella of writerly things that fall under Flourish. It's totally worth the time to check it out.
A long time ago I wrote something about "What's so Good about Good Friday?" I can't find the post to link it. That's on me. I apparently need an assistant who is good at this technology thing. Feel free to submit your application.
But I still ask that question every year. Even though I know the answer.
As Christians, we know the answer to that. Jesus paid the price for our sin. He took all my shame, all my garbage, and said..."I got this. That storm you are facing...it's mine. Believe in me. Sunday will come."
And guess what. That storm that Jesus faced on Friday. It was over in 72 hours. The tomb he was buried in--empty.
He walked out of it. And he said "Mary."
If Jesus can conquer death, then why shouldn't I believe that he can conquer the storm I'm facing?
I do believe it. But it is't always easy. And that "resurrection miracle" that I'm waiting for, well let's just say it's taking a lot longer than 3 days. I'm still waiting for Jesus to walk up and say "Robin..."
Wouldn't it be nice if our storms on Friday ended on Sunday?
In the video post that I watched by Jenny Kochert, she gives her own tips for how to wait well in the middle of the storm. Understanding who God is and running to him first are key. But you should hear the tips from her. Find her on social media. Connect.
As for me...
...I'm still waiting for my "Sunday miracle." Desperately. Fear creeps in. Anxiety overwhelms. It's not easy to naturally seek Jesus first. Even Peter had trouble when Jesus asked him to walk out on the water to meet him. One minute he is focused on Jesus. The next, he's looking at where he's at and starts to sink.
I have a lot in common with Peter.
What's so good about Good Friday? Resurrection Sunday
The miracle will come. It did.
And no matter how desperate my situation may seem, I believe my "Sunday" will come.
"I am confident of this;
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord."
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