Every year on this day and Easter morning, I can't hold back the tears.
If you know anything about "The 5 Love Languages" you may better understand why "I can't take" the meaning of this day. My love language is gift giving. Do I need to say more?
Good Friday represents the day Jesus died to save undeserving people of their innumerable sins. It was a "once and for all" gift meaning that you and I can live free and forgiven...and our children...and their children.
That's the gift I wrestle with. I don't feel worthy but I know He sees "worthy" in me. And when I think about forgiveness and the many times I mess up every day, I'm left saying "I don't know if I'll ever understand the depth of that kind of love, but I'm so thankful and I will love you back the best I can".
See? Even typing those words, I'm a blubbering mess.
Perfect love. Beautiful Grace.
I'll be taking this weekend off but I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Easter and leave you with a favorite song of mine.