The Love of Good Friday

3 Apr

Good Friday holds a special place in my heart. Obviously, because this is the day my Savior, Jesus Christ, surrendered his life for me, but also because I know how much he loved ME and how much he would be there for me through everything. It was on Good Friday 3 years ago that I was told I had cancer. I felt at that moment that God chose that day for a reason. It gave me so much peace. He was telling me how much he loved me. Whether I lived or died from this cancer he would be there for me….because he had been there for me before. AND HE WAS there for me. 3 years later I am cancer free and I had such a special time getting to know him so much more during the journey. It was such a blessing. It was a hard and painful journey, but I was blessed through it. It was worth the journey.

If you don’t believe that Jesus Christ died for you or you just are not sure what to believe….pray to God and ask Him to reveal the truth to you. He will do it. The life of a Christian isn’t an easy one, but we are guaranteed that no matter what we go through God is with us. No matter what we’ve done He loves us and will save us if we only ask him.

One of my favorite verses is:

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart [protection].”

This is a picture of God gathering us up under his wings and protecting us from harm if we seek refuge with him. If you have time, read what John Piper says about Ruth seeking refuge under God’s wings. It is such a beautiful picture of our God.

On Easter we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Hebrews 4:14-16 says:

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

Jesus is in Heaven with the Father and he intercedes on our behalf when we pray. Jesus was all human. He knows how hard this life on earth is. He knows the weakness we experience and how fragile our earthly bodes are. Because he knows what it is like to live like us, he can empathize with our weakness. We can approach God’s throne with confidence that Jesus will speak to the Father on our behalf and tell the Father to give us mercy and grace in our time of need. It is so amazing that I have a God that cares for me. That wants a relationship with me. I just cannot understand his love for me, but I know from scripture how much he does even if I can’t comprehend it in my own little mind. During my cancer, when I was praying….Jesus was up there in Heaven speaking to God about me….what an amazing vision. The more I pray….the more interceding he does on my behalf. Thank you Jesus for all you have done and for all that you do.

Thank you God for sending your Son to die for me on a cross so I will have eternal life with You in Heaven. I look forward to the day!!

4 Responses to “The Love of Good Friday”

  1. Michelle Way April 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    This is beautiful, Jayde. I was so glad when I saw that you had written a new blog post. I think about you and pray for you (and Kevan) so often. I’m celebrating your three-year cancer-free anniversary with you! I just crossed the two-year line myself. 🙂

    • jayde0401 April 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

      Michelle! I always love hearing from you. Sorry it took me so long to reply I can’t figure out how to do it in the wordpress app like I used to. They upgraded it and now it is hard to figure out. lol! Thank you so much for your prayers! I have prayed for you too. I hope you are doing well and happy cancer-free-anniversary to you too!!

  2. vkgriffin April 5, 2015 at 5:46 pm #

    Jayde, I do not know you personally but a family member of yours shared your blog site with me so that I could follow you and pray for you. I have been so touched by your story, your courage and your faith. I have shared your blog site with other faced with similar trials so they could learn from your experiences and be encouraged. I am praying for God’s continued blessings and favor for you and your family.

    Kathi Griffin, Macon, GA

    • jayde0401 April 21, 2015 at 10:42 pm #

      Hi Kathi, thank you for your comment and for your PRAYERS. How sweet that you would pray for me. I know that God answers prayers and that he hears our prayers so that means so much to me. Thank you for sharing my blog. It has always been my hope to help others through this blog. Thank you so much!

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