Good Friday...  What's so good about it?

Have you ever greeted someone with "Good Morning" and gotten the sour response "what's so good about it?"  We sometimes have a hard time seeing the good in something - especially while it is happening.  The disciples had a hard time seeing this Friday as good (you can just hear the despair in the voices of the two on the road to Emmaus a few days later).  People today -- as the novelty of quarantine wears off and the constant questions of "when will this end" continue -- struggle to see the good.

But God is at work.  He works through those who are working in dangerous situations.  He is at work in those who are finally seeing "menial workers" as real people with concerns and lives.  He is at work in all the ways people are facing the reality of true priorities in life.  Many of the ways God is at work is through those who do not even realize it.  It was the same on that Good Friday.  God was at work through the religious leaders and the Roman soldiers, Pontius Pilate and Simon of Cyrene.  Some would come to faith later, some would refuse the Holy Spirit's work all their lives.  But God was at work through it all to bring salvation to the world.

So it is today.  It is rare on a given day to know how significant it may be (especially when you first wake up).  You may never know how a certain word or smile or "God bless you today" may have an eternal effect on someone.  But that is because it is not our work - it is God's work through you.  He is the One at work - and we are simply joining Him.  And each day is given its significance - its "goodness" - through that one Good Friday.  Each day God is working through you to share His Gospel of love, mercy, and salvation -- often in ways we never saw coming or even recognize at the time.

A Blessed Good Friday -- today and always.

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