Dear Jesus: Good Friday

Dear Jesus,

Today, you are being whipped, mocked, and put on trial for the nth time.  

Today, you will be crucified.  Today, you will endure the most pain anyone, Man or God or both, have ever endured.  

Today, you save all of us with your blood and death.

Today, you say “It is finished,” “My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Today, you felt the weight of history’s sin on you.  God possibly turned his back to you, as you were endowed with all sin, so that we would never be forsaken by God by our sins.

Thank you Jesus, God incarnate.  Thank you, my Savior and Shepherd and King.  Thank you God, for dying on the cross so that I could be free from my sins and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  Thank you God, for watching our Son die, for enduring the cross, and for entering us through your Holy Spirit.  

Thank you, O GOD, for everything, even if I struggle to imagine this kind of love.  

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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