Firstly however - How good is this Friday??
Simple answer – very, very good! or to use another verse:"He hath made everything beautiful in His time:.." Eccles. 3:11a
Why is it Good ? We often associate with good, that it is something pleasant too, but it is not always! This is THE main exception to the rule.
On Good friday the greatest Gift was given (see post here):
|The blood of Jesus Christ cleanesth us from all sin. I John 1:9b .. this text hangs in our lounge room|
"He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.", see image below) not a bone of his body was broken, his bones weren't broken but his body was.. it was pierced, by nails & sword.. only scars in heaven!
|Amazing miracle of God's WORD and His Faithfulness - over 30 Old Testament prophecies fulfilled when Jesus died upon the cross on this day, so many years ago! (Image from Chick tract - Creator or Liar here)|
(eg Luke looks at Jesus' humanity as I will share below, so differing viewpoints recorded).
It shares the promise of Christmas fulfilled on Good Friday .. of a newborn Son, Jesus .. He shall save His people from their sins..
Now to Annie's Friday Smiles.. see over here - your Aussie shots for today. Top one taken on icecream drive, poor quality shot, but lovely time was enjoyed, loved the seagulls swarming on sand, or just flying away for no apparent reason, in large groups.
Shot below was taken on late afternoon walk, daylight saving ends tomorrow so they will be earlier each day..
Thanks to all of you who pop over so faithfully for a peek and chat.
I pray this post might bless your heart as richly or even more so than it did mine.
We are so blessed in Him!
With love and prayer for God's richest blessing upon each of you, in Jesus' precious Name, above all Names,
Shaz in Oz.x
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
But both are right you see.. Jesus indeed was righteous and a man and also the Son of God.
I'm sure in those hours of darkness to 3pm the centurion spoke more than once .. so why not both them.
God's word is true .. it is man that confuses it! The theological term is evidence of the Hypostatic union - God/man. our Saviour..
... when He bore our sins .. the sins of all mankind upon the cruel tree.
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
*** Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
 Jesus, when he had cried again with a **loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ***Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.
38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom.
39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God.
Then said Jesus,
*** Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots.
 And Jesus said unto him, ***Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said,
***Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
 Then saith he to the disciple,
***Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith,
 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said,