3 C’s – It’s Good Friday!

This time of year, we usually focus on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, as we should. Jesus Christ died a brutal death on an inglorious cross. He was beaten to a pulp – beyond recognition. He was stripped naked and hung to die. All for us, so we who are riddled with sin might spend eternity with a holy God. It was the biggest act of sacrificial love in all of history. Good Friday and Easter go together. You can’t have one without the other. The resurrection without the cross is powerless. The cross without the resurrection is hopeless. Together, they are everything.

So if Friday represents atonement, and Sunday represents redemption…what about Saturday? What do we do with this day in between? Because Jesus didn’t rise from the dead that same day, or even the next. He asked the world to wait. To trust. Can you imagine being one of the disciples? Can you imagine how confused, how afraid, how betrayed they felt? What do we do when we find ourself stuck in Saturday? How do we respond when God whispers, “Do you trust me?”

Ummmm….I can’t think of one and I’m sure not going to sit around trying to think one up. How about that? No concerns!

Brogan is healthy! After 3 days of fever, 2 days of this scary rash, and all 6 days of one grumpy little boy, we found out he had Rosiola (no idea if that’s spelling right). He’s better now and back to his happy self.

There’s something about April and May. They make me happy. Maybe it’s because the weather turns warm or summer break is in sight, but everything somehow gets a lot easier. After the February/March doldrums, I’m enjoying my day-job again.

I made the changes to my third manuscript and sent them to my agent. Whatever happens now is out of my hands.

Question to Ponder: What are your cares, concerns, and celebrations today?removetweetmeme

13 thoughts on “3 C’s – It’s Good Friday!

  1. Mary Aalgaard

    I like considering Sat. the middle day in the trilogy of Jesus' great drama. The time of waiting. I'm still there. Sigh. Concerns – am I still really messed up from my bad relationship? I really care about women who might be in the same difficult and confusing situation. Celebrations – I'm able to move on. I'm free. I can make a difference. Thanks!

  2. Carol J. Garvin

    So glad to hear you little guy is better! And congratulations on finishing your revisions and getting the ms off to your agent. That must be a huge relief.

    No outstanding celebrations, cares or concerns for me this weekend. I'm letting the significance of God's sacrifice wash over me and will greet Easter Sunday with thanksgiving for his love and grace.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  3. Jen

    Celebration – I finished the First Draft of my current WIP!!!

    Happy Easter!!!!

    I'm glad to see Brogan is healthy!!

  4. patti

    So glad your little one is well! Praise God!
    (Those were some of my NON trusting times)

    Care, concern, celebration: the glorious awful wonderful Holy Week that defies description.

    May you and your family have a blessed Easter.


  5. Stephanie Thornton

    I'm so glad your munchkin is better. Having a sick kiddo is the pits!

    Have a Happy Easter!

  6. Tamika:

    Oh Katie, I'm so happy to hear Brogan is better!

    I love this post. He asked the world to wait- to trust. My turn to steal- I have to use that!

    Happy Easter friend!

  7. Kristen Torres-Toro

    Hey, Katie!

    I got a day off today, so I get a 3 day weekend at my parents house with my poodle–in the sun! What a great gift! I'm pretty excited!

    Care: I need direction on my WIP. It's overwhelming to sit down and not know what's going to happen… I really wish I wasn't a panster at times! :0)

    So glad Brogan is better!

  8. Nisa

    You started describing his symptoms and I wondered if it was Roseola. Poor little guy! No wonder you don't have any concerns. I'd be feeling so relieved that he was well!

    Your cares are beautiful and touching! I love this time of year. The celebration of new life on so many levels!

  9. Keli Gwyn

    I'm glad to hear that Brogan is feeling like himself again. Congrats on getting that manuscript to Rachelle. I've got my happy dancing shoes ready for when you have BIG news, which I hope will be very soon. I hope the waiting isn't too difficult. What do you plan to work on next?

  10. CJ

    Celebrations: It's warm enough to enjoy the sun room!

  11. Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought

    Yeah for healthy Brogan! Yeah for no concerns and not taking time to think of 'em.

    Cares: To experience Jesus' love this Easter.
    Concerns: Still grieving. I laugh w/ my man that I just read about psychosomatic pain the other day and I swear my grief has moved into my knee. I'm usually so healthy. Urgh.
    Celebrations: Jesus is ALIVE. And I'm moving ahead with the letting go.

    Love you,

  12. Jessica Nelson

    Roseola, fun stuff. LOL Yay for no concerns!!! We're doing good here. Not too many cares at the moment. 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!

  13. sherrinda

    Ah, good ol' Roseola! All my kids had that. The funny thing is, once they fever is gone they are no longer contagious, but they look so bad everyone thinks they are! lol


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