As I wake up to Good Friday, Facebook so kindly and gently reminds me of the significance of this weekend. Scrolling through the ‘On This Day’ memories my emotions are all over the place. Funny how that happens! Embedded within the memories is this verse: John 14. 27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
God is so good. He knows that my heart is troubled as the memories of Boston 2013 flood back into my mind but He also knows He provides the ultimate peace for these times. What a picture that provides for me on this – Good Friday.
This picture is a true visual of His unshakeable love for us. Sadness prevailed as His son was crucified and died for our sins on Good Friday – BUT – Sunday was coming. Do not let your hearts be troubles and do not be afraid!!! Why? Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you! I do not give you as the world gives you! HE is GOD! He offers more than this world could ever give – ETERNITY!
As I relive the memories and the emotions coming flooding back – I have to remember I have an unshakeable God who will give me peace through all things. The world cannot and will not take me down because HE died to bring me up!
What an amazing journey God has gifted me with and allowed me to live through. His never-ending love and peace carried me through as He does daily. My Boston story from beginning to end has too many happy moments to even count. It has scary and sad moments sprinkled through with joy and elation at the finish line. He allowed me to experience emotions – and still does – that bring me back to Him. That point to the fact that SUNDAY is coming! Through the death and resurrection of His son Jesus Christ – we are made whole again! We have nothing to fear! The day we thought was so very bad brings us to the joy and elation at the finish line!
My finish line on earth cannot and will not ever compare to the finish line in heaven!
One response to “Elation at the finish line…”
Beautifully written and so true. Thanks to Jesus’great sacrifice, we have such hope!!