In 1992, Rapper/Actor Ice Cube released a song on his album (The Predator) called, "Today was a Good Day." And on that song is a repeated line that says, " I can't believe, today was a good day." #goodfriday #todaywasagoodday
Although Resurrection Sunday has already passed, I wanted to still share this #GOODFRIDAY post that I shared on my Facebook page:
"As a Simplifier in this community, you guys are aware that my Christian faith is important and integrated into my brand. With that being stated, I wanted to reverence Holy Week, Good Friday, and Resurrection Sunday (aka, Easter).
In the U.S., Good Friday occurs TWO days before Easter. It's the day Christians commemorate the Crucifixion and death of their Savior, Jesus Christ. In most Christian churches, there is/will be some type of Good Friday service that typically will preach small sermons titled, "7 Last Words." The biblical passage, "It is Finished" is one of those and is found in John 19:30. And it reads, "So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "IT IS FINISHED!" And bowing His head, He gave up His Spirit.
So much can be excreted from that passage but, I want to encourage you with THIS. This passage is TRULY ALL about Jesus. However, if I could apply it to your health and wellness journey of some sort; I'm going to TRY! Before Jesus whispered his LAST THREE words, He took(drank)sour wine(vinegar). Whew! Sour things are NOT easily digestible BUT, can be teachable moments for your journey. It's HOW we perceive and digest them that make the difference.
Taking it like a champ doesn't mean you have to force a smile either. It's KNOWING that God will SOMEHOW use the vinegar for a BIGGER purpose IN YOUR LIFE. If you can ingest sour things and NOT quit, that means you can "stomach" things that COULD take you out but, haven't!! And after you've done all you could, to STOMACH the sour, KNOW that "IT IS FINISHED!" There is NOTHING else YOU can DO in YOUR strength to make it happen or have it happen for a beautiful, expected end.
So, be encouraged today that whatever you are facing on your health and wellness journey (sickness, disease, mental health, depression, suppression, COVID-19...whatever) Jesus took that with Him to the Cross and FINISHED it before willingly submitting HIS last breath to God! Breathe easy!