Friday, 22 April 2011
Good Friday 2011
I was up early this morning. I love this early morning solitude whilst everybody sleeps. I relish this short amount of peaceful time on my own when I read my bible and listen to the sounds from outside which are birds chirping away at the moment. The sun is peeking through the trees and it looks like it's going to be another beautiful day.
Good Friday today- what's good about a day that commemorates the brutal murder of God's son?
''He is broken, beaten, bloody. Pilate's soldiers are hitting him, making fun of him. They give him a crown of sharp, twisted thorns.''
I thank you Jesus for that brutal death on a cross because it has changed my eternal destiny! That is what is 'good' about today.
We have a busy weekend ahead. Church service this morning then an Easter witness service in the town centre at lunchtime. We are then driving to Cambridge to see some friends for a BBQ. Tomorrow we are having two families round for dinner and then on Sunday Graham's parents are coming over for lunch.
I've had a great few days this week and in between working a friend who was visiting from Australia came to stay and we went to Cambridge for the day which was really enjoyable. The weather has been stunning-it's like the middle of summer here.
Our new church leader has arrived from South Africa and will be preaching on Easter Sunday for the first time- really looking forward to that.