TORN – Day 39 – Good Friday, 4/15/22
The Hiddenness of God
“There was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice…”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:33-34)
Today’s Scripture reading is Psalm 22:1-24
Imagine, the Father and his beloved Son torn apart. Never before in all of eternity had this been so. Often the cry is heard, “Why? Why does God hide from me?” God doesn’t hide to be hidden. He hides to be found. He wills to be found in the suffering go Christ. God willed this to be, so that in our darkest days, we are assured that the Father will never forsake us. Today, reflect on the words of “My Hope is Built on Nothing Less” that mean the most to you.
My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name
When darkness veils his lovely face
I rest on his unchanging grace
In every high and stormy gale
My anchor holds within the veil
(Edward Mote, 1797-1874)
Today is our Community Cross Walk. Meet at the Lighthouse on Summit St. at 11:00 am this morning. Then tonight, join us at RiverPoint Ministries, 2862 131st. St. at 7:00 pm for our Community Good Friday gathering.
Prayer: “Jesus, I build my hope on you today; hope for…”