When a Bad Friday becomes a Good Friday

A Bad Friday, becomes a Good Friday when you remember that Jesus loved you so much that He died on the cross for your sins.  Dying on the cross seems pretty bad.  But giving humanity a chance for a right relationship with God in heaven?  That’s pretty good if you ask me.

It’s Easter Weekend.  And for many, that means egg hunts, candies and chocolates.  We are finally getting some “warmer” weather here and it looks like it’s going to be an amazing weekend.  I personally don’t mind the extra hype of the weekend.  My childhood memories always included a focus on celebrating Jesus’ death and resurrection, but also being super excited to color eggs and find the big Easter baskets that my Mom would create and hide for me and my sisters.

However, I know that for me, this weekend is so incredibly significant.  I want to embrace the love and the grace that flowed down from the cross, when Jesus died to pay for my sins.  I want to celebrate the joy of the resurrection, and fact that I can have a right relationship with God, because of what Jesus sacrificed.  It’s powerful and true, and it stirs up my hearts emotions when I think of it.

So tonight.  We will celebrate a Good Friday at 7:00pm at Eastport Bible Church (386 Montauk Highway, Eastport, NY).  My amazing husband will be sharing the message and I know for fact that it is going to be awesome.  If you are local, we would love to have you join us.  Then, on Sunday, we will wake up early, for our church’s Sunrise Service at 7:00am out at Newport Beach in East Moriches.  We will sing and celebrate Jesus’s resurrection, while watching the sun come up over the water.  Afterwards, we will enjoy an Easter breakfast, with our church family and then the Easter Service which will start at 9:30am.  Again, everyone is welcome to join us for this wonderful day.

Afterwards, we’ll do a little celebration with our kids.  There will probably be hidden eggs (the plastic ones, though, not the dyed ones, because I can’t figure for the life of me what to do with perfectly good eggs that have been hard boiled, but then colored on) and a smidgen of candy.  I won’t go overboard on the candy though, because with Christian having his first cavity, we are trying to be reasonable in that area.  We’ll probably eat something, though I’m just realizing that I should probably figure that out.  Granted, I have all the yummy sides planned, because those are my favorites, it’s just trying to figure out that elusive “meat dish” that would work out best.    And then we will relax.  And bask in the magnitude and glory of a weekend well spent.  I know that I’m really looking forward to it and hope that you enjoy this amazing weekend as well.


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I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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