Good Friday 2012

On my wedding day I did not think that I could love Cameron any more than I did at that moment.

Mark 15:1-47

Reference: v.31 In the same way the chief priests and the teachers of the law mocked him among themselves. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! (TNIV Bible)

Explore: Today is my tenth wedding anniversary.  This day ten years ago was one of the happiest days of my life.

I can remember turning up to the church filled with excitement and anticipation as I held onto my father’s arm and walked down the aisle. I remember laughing at all the jokes that were mentioned during the ceremony. I remember being surrounded by family and friends and never wanting the day to end.

On my wedding day I did not think that I could love Cameron any more than I did at that moment. And yet, as I reflect back on that day, I realize that I love and respect Cam even more today than I did at our wedding.

Application: Ten years after our wedding day, our anniversary falls on Good Friday. More important than remembering our vows to each other, today is the day that we remember the huge sacrifice that God gave by giving us His Son and allowing Him to be crucified on the cross.

When I first got to know Jesus as a child, I strongly put my faith in this Heavenly Father who would always be there for me and protect me. I was committed to Him at a young age and didn’t think I could love Him any more than I did then.

And yet, as I reflect back on my faith journey, the ups and downs I have been through, I can see that my love for God – like my love for Cameron – has continued to grow over the years.

As I see how much my faith in God has grown I am reminded today, on Good Friday, how much Jesus’ sacrifice has changed my life. With that act of amazing grace my life has been transformed, and the more I cling onto that hope in Christ, the greater my life will be.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, whilst my appreciation for your sacrifice grows each year, I will never fully understand what you went through for all of humanity. May I live my life in such a way that I continue to grow closer to you and draw others into your presence too. Amen.

What does Good Friday mean to you?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.