I am linking up for Five Minute Friday. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “enough.” I love spending time with this crew. They bless me beyond words. We’d love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there!
“Where you there when they crucified my Lord….Where you there when they nailed him to a tree…where you there…sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.”
God’s love for us is so wide and so deep that it is enough for God to send God’s son not to condemn the world but in order to save it.
In the darkness of Good Friday, Jesus is nailed to the cross. Blood dripping from the places where the nails are pierced into his hands and feet. A crown of thorns dug into his scalp. A single tear as he instructs his mother to care for and love his beloved friend. Jesus then breathes his last. The silence pierces the darkness as the crowd watches in amazement. Jesus has been crucified.
We know the rest of the story. We know that on that Easter morning, the women come to the tomb and found the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. God had the power to overcome death and the grave. In the resurrection, we cling to the promise that God’s love is enough and as we trust in resurrection hope.
Resurrection hope is something that I find myself grasping to during these final days of Lent. I watch the news and see wars and so much evil unfolding. My eyes turn away from what I see; I can no longer watch. It is beyond enough; too much in fact. And because it is beyond enough, I find myself standing at the foot of the cross crying out; crying out that God’s justice, mercy and peace reign. Crying out that love not hatred has the final word. Crying out because of God’s scandalous love that sent God’ son to die on the cross for each and every one of us.
So this week, as we journey from Jesus triumphal entry to his last supper to Good Friday to Easter, may we cling to the promise that God’s love is enough as Jesus comes to break all barriers and show us the ultimate power of God’s love. And as Jesus utters those words “it is finished,” may we know that it is finished as Jesus fulfills the prophesy as he lives, dies, and then is resurrected.
“Alleluia! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.”