Good Friday…an account

The following is another video produced by the Skit Guys and depicts several accounts of Good Friday.

Good Friday is one of the most significant days in human history. In fact, I would say it is the second most important day in history (with Easter being the first and Christmas the third). This is the day that Christ gave Himself, His life, for us. He surrendered Himself to death on the Cross. By the end of the day, He was dead…dead for the sins of the world…for you and for me. The good news is that the story does not end there, not by far, but today it is important to sit in the power and meaning of the day, the implications this day has for all of us.

 

As you go forward into this Easter weekend, think about today…think about the sacrifice that was made for you.

G.O.S.P.E.L

A powerful spoken word regarding the gospel. Listen to it, really listen to it…but do not just listen, take it in.

Trying to prove God is like defending a lion, it doesn’t need your help…just unlock the cage.

God

Our

Sins

Paying

Everyone

Life

How Many?

How many kings, stepped down from their thrones?
How many lords have abandoned their homes?
How many greats have become the least?
How many Gods have poured out their hearts
To romance a world that has torn all apart?
How many fathers gave up their sons for me?
Only one did that for me

Oooooh
All for me
All for you.

Let My Life

Heard this song on the radio this morning…so great.

So let my life be the proof
The proof of Your love
Let my love look like You
And what You’re made of
How you lived, how You died
Love is sacrifice
So let my life be the proof
The proof of Your love

True Heroes

So by now I am confident that you have heard the news and stories of the terriable incident from last Thursday night/Friday morning. I am, of course, referring to the shooting that took place during the midnight premier of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.

However, I am not writing about the horrific event in its entirety. This is because I want to respect the people who fell victim to the act of a single, desperate, seemingly evil individual. Plus, there has been enough press about the event has a whole and I will not continue writing about it and dissecting it, at least for now.

I want to mention three people from this event: Jon, Matt and Alex. These three incredibly brave men paid the ultimate price for the people they cared about. Now I realize there are numerous stories of bravery from that night, but these three young men laid down their lives in order to protect others. When the gunman started firing into the crowd, each of them reacted in a split moment, using their bodies to protect their girlfriends and those around them.

While some of the specific details of what happened may be shrouded in mystery and confusing details, the effects of these brave acts is clear: three young women are alive because these three guys moved in a way devoid of selfishness and full of compassion and care.

Many of us strive to live out the words of the Bible, whether we fully believe in it or not. From the Golden Rule to the Ten Commandments, almost everyone applies these types of ideals in their lives. However, one verse seems to stand above the rest, especially in this situation. It was the first that I heard in my mind as soon as I hear about this story, and it sent shivers through my body.

I want you to think about this for yourself- I am not going to spend time breaking this down further. I will say: these men are true heroes and I know their sacrifice will never be forgotten or their memory diminished.

So think about this, do any of us really know when our time is up, or how our time will end? These guys were not doing anything extraordinary before they were killed…they were going to a midnight release of a movie- something I have done many times with no thought to something like this happening. Then, when the situation drastically changed, they saw only one way to react. Casting aside selfish ambition, they saved someone they loved. We should all be so lucky to have our last act be so courageous.

I want to close with a question: We are called to be courageous…Jon, Matt and Alex answered the call when the moment came: will you? Live in a way that honors them, their memory and the love ones they left behind.

Gentlemen- thank you.

Article about the young men here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/aurora-shooting-boyfriends-died-protecting-girlfriends_n_1695290.html