Talk about having a really bad day.
Someone you had taken long walks with, mentored, ate fish dinners with, went boating with, and considered part of your inner circle is going to betray you. Pain and death are moments away. And you have to say good-bye to your mother and people you love and care about deeply.
It’s hard to imagine Jesus in such a human place, isn’t it? We think of his birth, his teachings, his miracles, but we don’t often think of him as a person. Someone who has problems, disappointments, sadness, and pain. (And yet He was without sin. That’s simply amazing.)
Today, Good Friday, I am intentionally focusing on Jesus as a human being. It reminds me of how much He sacrificed…for me. Of the depth of his love…for me.
Jesus understands our deepest, darkest hurts and fears. He’s been there.
Jesus cares about our loneliness, struggles, and pain. That’s why He came to this earth.
Jesus gives us the promise of redemption and new beginnings. That’s the life-changing message of Easter.
I find comfort in knowing that Jesus had bad days.
I find hope in knowing that Jesus had bad days.