prone to wander

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prone to wander,

Lord I feel it,

prone to leave the God I love,

here’s my heart,

oh, take and seal it.

seal it for thy courts above…. (Come Thou Fount)

today is our Good Friday, my friends and I always asked every year,

why and how could it be good,

when our Savior died so horribly on the cross?

how could they have named the day Good?

it forever and always is bad when 

friends betray

and

nails are pounded in flesh

and

you are asked

to carry your own cross

to your 

execution,

your mother cries and then…

miracle of miracles

you say to a thief

“today you will be with me in paradise”

that is what is maybe good,

if you forgave a criminal,

you will also forgive this criminal,

this criminal who is prone to wander

daily pushing you 

to the back

when you should be in the front,

always

because you are Good

forever

Good.

Good Friday        2013

Good Friday
2013

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About Judson RISE professor

lifelong teacher who is semi-retired (does this sound better?) who loves God, family and laughing... who hates social injustice... who wants to write every day... who needs to exercise every day... who blog hops... who wants to live her everyday life led by her savior, Jesus Christ!

6 responses »

  1. Your post came right as I am trying to craft mine for today. Went to Maundy Thursday services last night, at our church a pastor reads a section of the Easter Story (the upper room/betrayal part) and then we sing a hymn, usually a more traditional one like yours, in response. Your meditation fits me, pretty much every single day.

  2. My three year old knows this part of the story as ‘A sad day and a happy day’. It is hard to help her really feel the sad when we know how the story ends. It’s Friday, but…

  3. Love your writing today. The hymn also says so much. The question of “How is it good?” comes up often. It is a blessing that we know Good Friday was not the end and we will rejoice in the resurrection.

  4. While I do appreciate contemporary worship songs it is the hymns that have been sung for many generations whose words resonate most deeply with me. This is a perfect heart reflection to share today. Thank you.

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