Simone of Cyrene meets Jesus.
A powerful story of what it might have been like to be Simon of Cyrene. This is a reminder to all that it was not Jesus’ own cross He carried, it was yours. It was mine. Good Friday marks the day when wrath and mercy met at the cross. That’s why Good Friday is so dark and so Good.
What I would have been doing
This morning, my husband made me a delicious breakfast. We enjoyed coffee and conversation together. Just a pleasant, rather ordinary weekend routine we have.
Today was like any other day. But it’s not an ordinary day. It’s Good Friday. I’m reflecting on this and wondering what I would have been doing. I doubt it would have been any different. Either I would have been there mocking Jesus, along with the crowds, or I would have been at home, enjoying my coffee.
What would you be doing?
If today was the day that Jesus was to be crucified, what would you be doing while He, with His bloody and beaten body, hung there shivering cold and all alone?
Remembering that He died for you and I while we were still His enemy, I can’t help but reflect (as I sit here writing to you and drinking my coffee) how normal this day might have felt to most. It was the Passover, yet they didn’t understand the perfect lamb was about to be crucified in their place. Would you have?
May we never forget the reason we a free. May we never forget the cost Jesus paid for our redemption from the pit of Hell. May we always remember His mercy and grace! Amen?
Scripture to Meditate on:
Scripture of the week: Romans 5:6-10
You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ dies for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through Him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life!
May we never forget why Good Friday is so good! Happy Easter, Loved One!
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