My notes on Good Friday!
A lot has changed since Good Friday 2019 and today.
The kind of change we have never experienced before.
No church services, and it’s been that way for a long time.
No Holy Communion,
no church community gatherings for coffee after the service on Sundays!
A big part of our weekend routine and custom has been changed by a virus.
A virus that has descended on us out of the blue and struck us with fear, anxiety, and dread.
But, it has also opened our eyes to many things and set us thinking.
Introspecting on our past, our deeds, and greed as a human race;
our failings and our disregard for better sense and judgment.
We turned away from God, and now we return to His mercy seat and beg for His grace and mercy.
My prayer for all – May God’s blessings be upon us and save us.
TTSP (this too shall pass).
May we come out of this wiser, humbler, kinder, more generous, and more considerate of others, and the earth.
Life is a gift. We cannot take it for granted.
The only similarity that day was… snow!
The only similarity, of sorts, between Good Friday last year and this year:
We were heavily snowed under last year. And this year, it snowed too, but unlike the previous year, it was a light snowfall.
Thursday night, I was surprised to see it snowing when I peeked out the window.
It didn’t appear heavy and I expected it to end before morning.
But it didn’t.
It was snowing in the morning too!
The feeling of Spring; the grass beginning to turn green again, the weather warming up, has taken a step back.
It looked more like winter than Spring.
I felt the cold, dark gloom of a Good Friday, ages ago.
The lockdown and social distancing irked more than it does daily and exacerbated the pall of gloom that had descended on me.
But hope springs, ever renewed.
Holy Saturday brought out the sun.
Easter dawned! Bright and beautiful.
The churches are empty, but so is the tomb!
I rest my hopes and prayers on Him,
who defeated death.