Bad Friday

Yesterday morning, as the kids were eating breakfast, I reminded Natalie that she wouldn't have school today.

"Because of Good Friday," I added.

"You mean Bad Friday, Mommy," she replied, between bites of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. "Because Jesus died."

"Well, honey, it's a bad day for Jesus. But it's a good day for us, because if Jesus hadn't died on the cross, we wouldn't be able to be friends with God," I reasoned. "That's why we call it Good Friday."

She chewed thoughtfully for a moment, then said, "Well, if it's a bad day for Jesus, then it's a bad day for me."

May we all take Jesus' gift just that personally this weekend.

We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand how someone good and noble could inspire us to selfless sacrifice. But God put his love on the line for us by offering his Son in sacrificial death while we were of no use whatever to him.
- Romans 5:7-8, The Message

13 comments:

  1. From the mouths of babes...

    Happy Easter!

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  2. Yep. Chills up my spine. So true. Happy Easter, Kelly!

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  3. I am with her on this one....I always wondered why today would be called "good" friday....

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  4. And a little child shall lead them...

    Have a Blessed and HAPPY Easter!

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  5. Amen Natalie, Amen.
    It's just so good to know that it may be bad Friday, but Sunday is coming!
    He is risen indeed.

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  6. That's a lot of wisdom for a little person. Give that girl an extra squeeze tonight!

    Happy Easter, friend.

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  7. That's great! I always felt a little weird calling it Good Friday, too.

    Isn't it just wonderful when you see your children develop their own faith? My daughter, out of nowhere, said this in the care yesterday (she's 13): "Mom, do you think if Christianity were a crime, there would be enough evidence to convict us?"

    And we had a great conversation out of it. It makes my heart so excited to see hers turned on to God.

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

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  8. Thought about your girl last night at church...Our pastor said the origin of "Good" Friday is that it was originally called "God's Friday" and eventually became Good Friday.

    Just as the orginal farewell greeting "God be with ye" eventually turned into "goodbye."

    So of course on the way home I shared your story and your girl blessed my whole family!

    Hugs!

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  9. Oh, I love it. Bad Friday indeed!

    And how about Miss Mocha getting all etymological on us? Isn't she such a smarty pants? lol

    Hope you and yours have a GOOD Easter. :)

    Love ya!

    Lisa

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  10. What a smart sentiment...kids just get it...

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