Words of Hope: Good Friday

One of the gifts God has given me is a reframing of what I define as good. It’s been a long life lesson. I believe the disciples learned this lesson. How God could take the most wretched, miserable, terrible, hopeless day of their lives watching the crucifixion of Jesus and transform it into one of the most miraculous. Isn’t that just like God? 

How could the few days leading to my dad’s death be some of the most present, meaningful, and alive moments I have ever lived?  

How could things that seemed impossible, like the illness of my daughter Ari be transformed? How did the seemly destined trajectory of her suffering become immediately transformed through the prayers of holy women who I have never met? 

God is so good. This I fully believe. Yet can I fully believe that God can take this wretched, miserable, terrible, hopeless situation and make it a miracle? Lord, help my unbelief! 

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:3-5