Tag Archives: Good Friday

WHY IS “GOOD FRIDAY” GOOD?

WHY IS “GOOD FRIDAY” …GOOD?

Good Friday, the time of death,

Crucifixion and Jesus’ last breath…

God is good–

It’s understood

That Christ had to die for the rest.

It’s good that we might see

Through Him, eternity…

Breaking the power

Of death that hour,

Resurrection proved its certainty!

The countdown that “Carmen” portrayed

Began that very day…

Jesus Who died

Being crucified,

Soon would escape His grave.

–Jonathan Caswell

*Carmen, a popular Christian musician, portrayed the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ as the start of a backwards countdown—as if for a rocket launch–to Christ’s rising from the dead at His resurrection.  A great portrayal!!!

EASTER ISN’T LIKE CHRISTMAS

EASTER ISN’T LIKE CHRISTMAS

(A CHILD’S VIEW)

Easter isn’t Christmas,

The build-up’s not like this is…

Lenten sacrifice

Heralds Christ

After Good Friday’s awful business!

Joyful Easter morning:

A controlled sort of horning…

Death paid

For Christ laid

And risen beyond mourning!

New life means new dresses,

Boys told–stay out of messes…

Going to hear

At least once a year,

Exciting special messages.

Why then—we’ll eat,

Dinner and a treat…

Hard to say

Why adults don’t play

On a day that tastes so sweet!

–Jonathan Caswell

(virtualvocations.com)

–Mom would put our bunny nests into this artificial “grass”–but it wasn’t ALWAYS green!!!