EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENINGS OF GOOD FRIDAY
LET US REJOICE IN THE NEW DAY, Good Friday, April 19, 2019.
GOOD DAY! This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it
IN Matthew 27: 50-53 we read:
Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Matthew 27: 50-53
Extraordinary, stunning, stupendous, phenomenal… words alone cannot describe the matter… are there any leading scholars of the English language that can help with further adjectives to describe what happened on that unique, indeed unrepeatable moment in Human history? In response to my appeal I hear someone at the other end of my street shouting out the words: awesome, miraculous, fantastic! Thanks for your help, dear friend, much appreciated!
As much as the adjectives above attempt to paint a picture of the extraordinary happenings on the outskirt of Jerusalem on the first Good Friday, a little over 2000 years ago, it is obvious they are insufficient, yes inadequate, to describe even in the minutest extent the events that unfolded on earth immediately after the Prince of Peace laid down his life, albeit temporally, on the cross of Calvary.
The veil of the temple, having lost its significance in Almighty God’s plan of salvation, was torn into two by an invisible hand.
As if that were not enough, not only planet earth, but the whole universe began to quake, yes tremble, to shake uncontrollably in stunning respect for He who was and is and ever more shall be!
Even more astonishing, the graves of the righteous dead were no longer able to keep them, as they resurrected from the dead!
I often begin to shake my head in disbelief, yes in dismay when I read about ordinary men and women trying to explain the genesis of life, yes trying to put forward theories to explain not only the mystery of life but how the universe came onto existence.
Instead of keeping their mouths shut and admitting that such matters are beyond their ability to comprehend, they try to explain things away with their own brains, yes the human brain, which up till now is not even a hundred percent sure how itself functions!
Imagine that—the brain which cannot understand itself, going about trying to explain matters related to the workings of the Almighty!
Dear Christian soldier, we do indeed serve an awesome God, so keep your heads high and do not allow any problems, however huge, to cause you to abandon your hope in Christ the Resurrected one!