It’s Friday, but Sunday’s coming

March 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm Leave a comment

Annie wrote an absolutely lovely post today about Good Friday. How should we react to it? Perhaps the answer is different for everyone, but I happen to agree with her thoughts. It’s sad, and so very weighty – but it’s not a funeral. We have hope, because we know what happens.

He rises again. And so will we.

This world lives in a constant Friday – there is sin, pain, brokenness, failure, death.

I’ve seen this in so many ways just this past week, through everything from my grandfather’s death to my own sins and failures and even broken technology.

We’re stuck in a place we don’t belong, as people we weren’t made to be.

But being stuck there isn’t death, and it isn’t the end. God promises that he is working in us and transforming us every day. I know that I’ll see my grandpa again. I know that one day the world will be made new.

I think this is a bit what Peter was getting at when he said to “Set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

What is hope? What do we hope in? Why do we hope?

We hope for something to be different and better. We hope in something that we think will save us, or make us happier.

And Jesus’ resurrection is all of that. His promise encompasses everything we could truly dream or long for (because I believe that even our twisted longings, or desires for shallow things, are some permutation or dim mirror of what we were really meant to hope for).

Wherever you are, whatever pain you are experiencing right now: Yes, the world is broken and everything is all wrong, dark and hopeless.

But you are gifted with a secret hope that not everyone has: Sunday’s coming.

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