I'm sure the fact that today is Good Friday has a lot to do with it, but today I am in awe. In awe of life. In awe of love. In awe of creation. In awe of family. I have so, so much to be grateful for...it drives me to my knees.
I know that all of you readers may not believe in Jesus, and that is ok. I'm not trying to proselytize you. But, I do believe in Him and days like today are so raw and real to me that even if you don't share my faith, I'd like to share my perspective on today with you.
There is a well known Christian song and one of the lines in the chorus goes like this, "Amazing love, how can it be? That you my King would die for me? Tears spring to my eyes when I hear it because it's so true. It's not that I feel like a worthless worm...on the contrary, I feel amazed at the outpouring of love represented by the cross. I'm sure the fact that we celebrate the death of our Savior seems morose and weird to people outside of the Christian faith, but it's not the ugliness of death that we celebrate. It is the gift of life that that death purchased. It is the amazing love story it tells.
That Jesus was willing to endure what he endured...that God was willing to let him...that it was because of their great love for humanity...that it was because of their great love for...me.
For those of you looking in on Christianity from the outside, I'm sure it doesn't always make sense. I'm sure it looks like there is a lot of fighting and ridiculousness. And, there is. But, it's because people are people no matter what faith they profess or even if they profess none. We all have our insecurities, baggage from life, weird ideas and prejudices that we have been raised with. But, know this. God is good and He is love. Period.
Today marks death, yes; but also amazing love. And, as we are fond of saying, Sunday is on the way!