Today is a GOOD Day
Jesus, your the center of my joy.
All that's good and perfect comes from you.
You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do.
Jesus, you're the center of my joy.
(From "The Center of My Joy" by Richard Smallwood)
Strange reference for a Good Friday, I know.
But there's a reason we call it "Good".
The Good of this holy day lives in the context of Christ's absolute and complete holiness.
"All that's good and perfect comes from you."
Have you ever smiled as you cried tears of sorrow?
On that day, Good and Perfect was stripped,
and gasping for air
so our hearts might be content and our joy complete.
Only in Jesus can we truly understand joy AND pain.
I've been in a maze of highs and lows this week, but remembering His sacrifice has convicted and centered me.
"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."
His forgiveness of me wrestled with me until I apologized to someone who didn't deserve my harsh words.