WRITE // good friday musings

at the end of my road, I find only grace, at the end of my wits, I find only peace, at the end of my hope, I find a Deliverer who says, “come, be filled, come, be whole, come, be clean.” at the end of my strength, He bore the weight. at the end of our being, God be with us.

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today, there was another bombing in Baghdad. there was a bombing in Nigeria last week, and one in Brussels this week as well. somedays, it feels like the weight of the world is too much to bear. this morning it hit me: jesus took ALL the heaviness, all the ache and sin, all the pain and evilness – all on himself on the cross.
and that is sometimes the only hope we have: that in our wearying pain, in our endless sin, in the devastating cruelty of some people and systems- jesus entered into that, willingly. he knows it. he sees it. he bore it. he finished it.
when words and worlds fail us, jesus won’t.

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“Gracious God, the comfort of all who sorrow, the strength of
all who suffer: Let the cry of those in misery and need come
to you, that they may find your mercy present with them in all
their afflictions; and give us, we pray, the strength to serve
them for the sake of him who suffered for us, your Son Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.” – Common Prayer

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“You take what is
And you make it beautiful
When love floods in,
We’re restored forever more

With breath that brings the dead to life,
With words that pierce the dark with light
Only by the blood are we set free.
With mercy strong to carry shame
And nail it to a tree You alone
Hold the power to redeem.

No guilt competes
With innocence crucified.
No grave can hold what your grace has justified.
With breath that brings the dead to life,
With words that pierce the dark with light
Only by the blood are we set free.
With mercy strong to carry shame
And nail it to a tree You alone
Hold the power to redeem.

Rejoice oh child of God
Lift your eyes to see
With every morning light,
Again we are redeemed” – Lauren Daigle + All Sons & Daughters

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