Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday to ya! (Letter to my church)

As I sit here writing this I wonder what was going through the mind of Jesus about this time on a Friday morning so many years ago. Betrayed and falsely accused, did He ever start to wonder if these people (me included) were worth the pain and suffering He was about to endure? Did He ever start to wonder why He had to die when so many people would reject Him? Almost as bad would have been the thought that some would accept Him but never tell anybody else about the joy and peace and forgiveness that comes with accepting Him into their heart.

Whatever His thoughts may have been, His prayer was "Father, may Your will be done". MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE! Oh, God, in my own life and in the life of my family at FBC Runaway Bay, I pray that your will is done in our lives! God, please use us as you see fit. Please forgive us all of our sins. Give us, please, wisdom and patience and grace as we deal with each others' imperfections. We ask that You would be mindful of our church and please protect it, for Your glory, from attacks from within and without. We don't have much but all we have we give to You.

Thank You, Jesus, for what you did on the cross for us but most of all thank you for the resurrection! Thank You, Lord, that we don't worship a god that we can only pretend has power but instead we can have a relationship with the all-powerful and yet all-loving Creator. I don't understand Your ways, God, but I trust you. You have proven yourself trustworthy time and time again so I give you my life and our church and just ask that whatever happens, your will be done.

Join me, church family, this Sunday to celebrate Resurrection Sunday at FBC RB. I love you and look forward to seeing you there! Praying that God's will is done through us so that His kingdom may grow. Todd


Anonymous said...

It's friday, but Sunday's coming. Our preacher used that as a basis for a lesson several years ago and it has stuck with me. This world is "Friday" but Sonday is coming.


The Donald said...

1 Runawababians 1:1-4 - Todd's letter to the Church at Runaway Bay.