Friday, April 3, 2015


{april 3}
the day the world went dark.
good friday.
can you imagine the deep black of a covered noon day sun?
maybe you can.
maybe you understand just a little what it feels like to be
standing in night in the midst of everyone else's bright day.
Jesus died for this.
for you.
for your night.
for your dark.
for your sin.
for me.
this was the day everything seemed wrong. off. inverted. unclear.
Jesus on a tree. on a hill. on display for all men to mock.
wrong. dark. dead.
the weeping of his mother.
the wrestling of his disciples.
the wildness of the world.
wrong. black. ripped.
the curtain of the temple torn in two.
"and at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" ... and Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last. and the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. and when the centurion, who stood facing him saw ... he said, "truly this man was the Son of God." mark 15.
and in the darkness one sees light, "truly this man was the Son of God."
Jesus on that dark cross for him. for you. for me.
Jesus on that dark cross that we might see light.

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