All Write....It's GOOD Friday!!!

11:30 AM Elizabeth Seckman 20 Comments

Happy Good Friday! 

Talk about irony (and human selfishness) that we call the day Jesus died Good.  


I'm sure on the day of the crucifixion there weren't too many disciples cheering and high fiving over the goodness of it all...the unfair arrest, the public humiliation, the scorn, the flogging...none of it strikes me as a reason to celebrate.

 
Betcha a dollar against a donut that they were thinking it was a pretty freaking crappy day.


Even Jesus seemed to have a few doubts as he called out, "Father, Father, why has thou forsaken me?" (Matthew 27:46) 

But Jesus stayed faithful. He trusted God had a plan. 



Three days later with death conquered and salvation given for the asking...well now, that changed everything. What was unthinkably cruel 72 hours before was now GOOD. Damned good; or more precisely Undamned good!

Now for us writers who get our fair share of painful rejections...we must remember...every hurdle and struggle we overcome leads us to where He needs us to be. 



So, when a door slams shut or a rejection burns...stay with it, stay focused...and one day, when looking back with your hind sight lenses on, you'll realize it may very well have been nothing more than a Good Friday moment. 

I'll share with you, my simple prayer...Lord, open the doors that need opened; close the doors that need closed...lead me where I need to go.  

Happy Easter! :)

20 comments:

  1. Happy Easter to you too Kyra! I'll be certain to count you as a blessing this holy season. :)

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  2. Elizabeth, this is so perfect. You're so right that on the day Jesus died I'm sure very few were thinking it was a good day.

    Lots of crappy things, are things that we think are crappy at the time happen to us. But who knows which one of the days we'll look back on and think that they were the start of something good.

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    1. Thanks Kelley. You're wise for one so young!

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    1. Thanks Sara! Hope yours is wonder filled and that you share it with us on Monday. I can always count on your stories to be outside the box and highly entertaining!

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  4. As a child I could never figure out why it's called Good Friday. Great way to tie it into writing. Happy Easter.

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    1. Me neither! That or why the selfish kids would never share their Trix with the poor little rabbit!

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  5. i love this post Elizabeth. You made my friday real good :)

    Happy Easter friend!

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    1. Miss Cassie Mae, you made my day!
      :) see I can wax poetic with the best of them.

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  6. Happy Easter, and thanks for this post. :D

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  7. Happy Easter. And yes obstacles lead us to better things.

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    1. You said it Sheena-kay. Hope you have a great Easter. :)

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  8. I like this. 'My Good Friday moment'. I'm going to remember that :-)

    Happy Easter.

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  9. I hope you had a wonderful Easter, Elizabeth! Mine was full of family, food, and lots of fun. I'm very blessed. :)

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