Earlier I was sitting here on the couch drinking my coffee and enjoying being home on a week day when I was overwhelmed with conviction. Today isn’t just a day off from school. It’s not just a free day for me to have meeting with brides and get housework done. Today isn’t just a “break”. Today, my normal routine stops to remember the day that Christ was brutally murdered. For me. My heart just sank at the realization that it’s so easy for me to be distracted. To forget the weight and the heaviness of this day. Today is a sad day. A day to remember the brutality and harshness of what Jesus endured. Jesus didn’t just endure a cross, He endured the wrath of God that was poured out for all men. Jesus, the perfect spotless lamb, felt the wrath of His Father. Heartbreak. How underserving I am of this. How undeserving I am of this grace and this love and this sacrifice. Hosanna in the highest. Save us now. Praise the Lord, Sunday will come. Resurrection comes. We have NEW LIFE because of the sacrifice of Jesus.
Before I leave you for today, I have a winner to announce! I am so excited for the Adkins family! You guys won a free family session and I cannot wait to meet your sweet family and get your story on film. Congratulations!
There were so many great entires that I knew I wouldn’t be able to completely pick on my own. I narrowed it down to 5 families, and then randomly (thank you, random.org!) selected a number. To the other four families, I’ll be contacting you soon! I don’t want you to walk away completely empty handed. :) And to all the other sweet families, thank you for entering! I would still love to film your precious families. Remember, if you’re interested, contact us and we’ll offer you a discount for entering!
Today is truly a GOOD Friday, friends. Remember it.