Friday, April 22, 2011

5 Minute Friday: Hard Love

It's time for 5 Minute Friday hosted by The Gypsy Mama.

The rules?  Write for only five minutes. Don’t edit. Don’t over think. Don’t stifle your creativity. Easy enough, right?

Timer set for five minutes. On your mark, get set, go!

Hard Love

With this being Good Friday, it seems appropriate to talk about Hard Love. I mean, what love could be harder than sending your Son to die for a world full of foolish, sinful people? People who won't believe in You. People who won't appreciate the sacrifice? People who won't love You back?

It seems to me that would be the hardest.

God sacrificing everything to save His people.

And so many of us won't ever love Him back. And those of us who do love Him ... our love is so inadequate.

Humbling to think about.

Good Friday isn't really that good if you think about it. The only thing that makes it good is the resurrection that happens three days later.

Life makes the death good.

And really ... God makes it all good.


Were the whole realm of nature mine,
that were an offering far too small;
love so amazing, so divine,
demands my soul, my life, my all.

1 comment:

  1. "life makes the death good."

    So simple, yet says so much! That's the heart of Good Friday. Beautifully done.

    (visiting from five minute Friday! :))

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