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Good Friday And What It Means To Me

In reverence to Good Friday I have made an executive decision and decided to forgo the Friday Funnies for this week. Instead I’m going to write about what Good Friday means to me. I know a lot of you will probably skip this because you’re not religious but please don’t because I honestly believe that the story behind Good Friday can hold special significance even to those who don’t believe in a divine being, a God who loves us so much that He gave his only begotten Son up for sacrifice, a choice Jesus made willingly.However, before I get to that I want to state to all who read this post that I do believe.

I Believe In God

I believe in God, a God who loves us and is so powerful that He created all that weflower have and see around us. No matter how great man’s achievements are they pale to insignificance when held up to the beauty and magnificence of even God’s smallest creation. God to me is the Almighty, He is the Father of all and as a Father He wants all his children to enjoy His creation, to learn, to grow and to prosper and all He asks in return is that we believe in Him and in all that He has done for us. I also believe that alone is not enough as He also wants us to live a life that is pure, full of love for Him and those others who are also his children and therefore are also our brothers and Sisters.

I Believe In Jesus

I believe in Jesus! I believe that he is the Son of God. I believe that He walked amongst usJesus On A Cross as a man, that he suffered all the things that we suffer and that He did this in order to know everything that we go through. I believe that although He went through all the temptations He did not succumb to one of them. I believe that as the Son of God and because of his great faith He performed many miracles while amongst us from the changing of water to wine to the raising of the dead. I believe that he suffered the ultimate sacrifice by dying on the cross for us so that all who believe in Him and all that He did for us can be saved. I believe that He arose on the third day, that he ascended into heaven and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, our God.

What Jesus Went Through

There are many who have made the ultimate sacrifice and of those many are reckoned as heroes. One that comes to mind is the brave and gallant soldier who steps in front of a comrade to save him from a bullet or even throws himself on a grenade sacrificing himself so that others can live. As brave as those actions are they are usually instinctive and done on the spur of the moment. One has to wonder how many of those brave and gallant people would go through with that brave act if they had the time, hours, days or even weeks, to reflect on what they were about to do.

I think of how stressed I get when thinking of the upcoming dentist appointment, or even when having to go to the doctors knowing that I could possible get an injection,,,,I hate needles :no_way: I can’t even imagine what Jesus willingly went through knowing full well all the suffering that was in his path.

There was one movie that gave me an inkling of what Jesus had to go through and that was Mel Gibson’s [amazon_link id=”B00028HBKM” target=”_blank” ]The Passion of the Christ (Widescreen Edition)[/amazon_link] I try to put aside viewing time every Easter to watch that movie so that it highlights just a little what Jesus went through for us.

If I have any regrets in life its that I’m not as good a Christian as I good be. I know I am far from perfect but I do know that all those times when I do the right thing it’s because I took the time to reflect on all that Jesus went through, asking myself what Jesus would have done if he was in my position.

I love reading the bible because it teaches me so much. Every time I take it up I learn something new. If people would only take the time to follow it’s teaching the world would be a better place. I know it’s helped me in my blogging career because I was able to take the time to reflect on it’s teaching. That’s why I don’t let people’s personal preference affect the way I feel or think and why I am able to offer them a polite discourse rather than attacking them angrily through the comments.

If nothing else, the way that Jesus carried Himself while He was on this earth is something that everyone should aspire to.

Happy Easter everybody. May the love of Jesus guide you in all that you do.

Photo credit for Jesus carrying the cross goes to Jesus Carrying the Cross, a photo by Photo Dean on Flickr.

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  1. I too believe that Easter is a time of sacrifice, forgiveness, and the hope of eternal life. For those who choose to spurn this and instead pursue the Feast of Esther (for which Easter is named) with it’s symbols of eggs, rabbits and chicks, all I can say is “Peace be with you and enjoy your eggs.” Happy Easter Sire!

    1. Hey Allan, I reckon the egg thing is only for the kids and I don’t have a problem with that as long as they’re taught the true meaning of Easter and that it’s not all about the eggs. I agree though, it would be so much better if it wasn’t so commercialised, as would Christmas.

      Happy Easter mate.

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    Very well said, Sire. In all that we avoid and put off – doctor’s appointments, dentists appointments, anything else we view as even slightly uncomfortable’ – it all fails in comparison to the pain and suffering that Jesus experienced… and He did it all for us! It wasn’t a spur of the moment decision, but one that he had years to think about. Still, He took the lashes, the nails, the thorny crown. He took it all so that we wouldn’t have to suffer eternally. What an amazing gift!

    He suffered, He died, and He rose again. The life He led and the miracles He performed – it’s all just so incredible. That’s exactly why it’s so easy for us to question if we are being the best Christians we are called to be. Are we really worthy of the sacrifice God made for us? Of the salvation we’re given through that sacrifice? Thankfully, the Bible tells us we are, even if we doubt ourselves from time to time.

    1. It was an amazing gift Allie, one that many of us do not appreciate but would if only we reflected on exactly what he went through just so those of us who believe can be rewarded with eternal life. A great sacrifice and a great gift.

  3. Having had a recent devastating event within our family, I’ve found myself turning to my beliefs to get comfort & quite simply to help me “get through it”. Though I haven’t been an ardent follower for many years, it was remarkable how easy it was to remember my childhood teachings when the need arose.

    This Easter will have a whole new meaning for me!

    1. Bruce, I am so sorry that you had to go through that event but I am glad that the Lord was able to provide you with some comfort. I dearly hope that each passing day brings you more and more relief and comfort.

  4. You know I think I like this even better than the Friday funnies. Doesn’t make me laugh, but it does make me think; which is much harder to accomplish. I’m not religious myself; but I fully agree with you that the world would be a happier place if more people were.

    1. I’m glad you liked it Stefan.

  5. So glad you took time from the regular work blog and posted your theological belief. We do that regularly in our Facebook and blog posts. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter.

    1. There’s a time and place for every thing LR, and this was the time for me to write this post. Happy Easter! :thumbup_tb:

  6. for me god is everything. He is the ultimate saviour for me at many instances of life.GOD IS GREAT. I definitely love sharing images so you have got my attention in this post.

    Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter!

    1. Hey Sunil, I’m sure glad those images got your attention, especially because I feel this is such an important post. Just so you know, I took those first two photos :smoke_tb:

  7. Such a beautiful text! It is very imformative, I’m afraid that most people haven’t known about the historical background of this old tradition.

    1. I’m sure most people don’t even think about it Julie, which is a real shame. :down_tb:

  8. Its the celebration that my Father died for me. I am saved and what I can do is thank my father :D

    1. Not the Father Hein but Jesus His Son.

  9. Hi Sire,

    I’m a Christian, and am thankful for what Jesus has done for us.

    Last evening, I went to see the Passion play; it was performed by mu Lutheran church’s drama department. It was an amazing account of the events that led up to his death; interaction with regular folk, miracles, Last Supper, betrayal, death, and resurrection.

    I was really impressed with our drama team, very professionally done.
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    1. I’m sure that was a great experience for you Opal and one that would have highlighted a lot of what Jesus went through for us. It’s things like that play that help us to understand more of what Jesus life was all about and exactly what He went through for us and all because He loved us so much. :thumbup_ee:

  10. I was born as a Catholic and I’m proud of it. During this holy week, I took time to reflect by spending time for myself as well as watching inspirational shows and movies as well. So last Friday, I watched the 7th last words presentation too. I’m very happy I spent time in that way.

    1. I wasn’t born a Catholic but I was raised as one Denise :wink_ee: Like you I am very proud to have God in my life and I’m especially thankful for all that Jesus did for us.

      1. Yup! Me too, I’m so thankful. So as much as I could, I follow his words. I try to apply everything into my life with all of my hearts with the help of others of course.

  11. AMEN to that, Sire!

    He is risen!

    It’s extremely refreshing to see someone standing up for what they believe.
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    1. Hey Ana,

      it’s the least I can do after all He did for me. :thumbup_ee:

  12. I got an idea of what Jesus went through several years before the Passion of the Christ movie came out. It was an article from a Knights of Columbus magazine that my father received every month. It detailed in scientific terms how a person who is crucified suffers pain and difficulty in breathing. But the movie nailed it and gave everyone a graphic description of how He went through it.

    You know, not a lot of bloggers write about this subject. It’s nice to know that one of my favorite bloggers doesn’t hesitate to put out posts of this kind when the times call for it. :)

    1. Hey James,

      it all comes to getting your priorities right and as far as I’m concerned Jesus and God must always come first and one should not worry about whether their convictions will affect their bottom line.

  13. I agree with you that “The Passion Of The Christ” puts into perspective. Although Mel has had his struggles, he converted many to Christianity because of this movie. The magnitude of what Jesus went through could never be understood by the human mind. However, your write up did a good job. :) Happy Easter to you!
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    1. Hey John, thanks for the compliment mate :drunk_tb:

  14. Thanks for the post and wishes Peter and I hope you had a good Easter Holiday – you’re a good person, nuff said. x

    1. Sure did Roz, probably ate too much but I’ve worked that off now so it’s all good.

  15. Almighty Allah is everything for me. he is present in everything of this world like flowers, wind, rain etc. we can feel his presence through his amazing creations and friday is a gift for us given by Allah.thanks

    1. God is indeed powerful and we should be thankful for all His gifts.

  16. I believe in God and Jesus too, I do my best to be a good christian, but it gets harder and harder since people around me tend to become more… how should I put this – not necessarily mischievous, but selfish….

    1. The thing is not to worry so much about other people Elena but rather to live your life the best way you know how. That way you will be a shining lamp which may well affect those you come into contact with.

  17. Good Friday for me is a perfect timing for the renewal of my relationship with the Lord. Perfect time to repent and wash away the grudges in my heart.

    1. Sure hope you don’t limit that to just one day of the year Krisha :naughty: :wink_ee:

  18. Good Friday>> it means a time for recollection of what I have done in the past and a time for reconciliation with those whom I have hurt. But most of It’s time of getting back and mending my relationship with the Lord. That’s what Good Friday to me.

    1. Reconciliation is very importan but one should not wait for these types of occasions to forgive people.

  19. God is sole fountain of love that grants us happiness.According to my experience hardships come in our life because of our mistakes and miss-understanding of life real concepts.Jesus has also deliver the message of God to people of his time. Happy late Easter.

    1. Thanks Azam

  20. Hi Sire,
    I am not a christian and I didnot know what was behind Easter but after reading this post I am much familiar with What Easter is?

    1. That’s good to know Syeda

  21. Nice topic to discuss upon and i too believe in god but i believe it in as a abstract power. it may be in different form and different people believe in god in different form and appearance.

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    Great post Sire, you have to believe you are being watched over, I partly believed until the day my son got ran down by a transit van not the drivers fault might I add, but he was tangled in the driving gear for two hours I was under the van with him as a paramedic was trying to sedate him I could see a fireman trying to pull off a front wheel with all his might, the paramedic shouted they had to release him within the next 10 mins as he was going into shock, I could still see the fireman struggling with the front wheel so I got from under the van got hold of the wheel I got this surge of strength from somewhere and off came the wheel, I got that strength from Jesus Christ and I now ask Him for help any time i might need it

    1. Hey antjon, that was a very moving story and just goes to show how Jesus can come into your life when you really need him. Our problem these days is we usually try to do stuff on our own and forget to include Him in our daily lives. That’s something I always regret and always pray for.

      Have a happy Easter antjon.
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