Mom Needs Grace

Musings on the life redeemed & purpose redefined

More Friday April 23, 2011

Filed under: Faith — dayna @ 11:43 pm

All week my mind was dwelling on Friday.

This Friday. “Good ” Friday.

With every passing year, the events represented by this day mean so much more.

Each year, when I think about sacrifice and separation, I want more reverence.

Each year I am more certain of the need for this day. 

My need for this day. This cross.

I am faced with more of my own pride, shame, anger, selfishness.

I want to do something more to remember. Be something more (or less) to honor Him.

But I was, and continue to be, “lost for words” about Friday.

This song just kept echoing its essence…

To the cross I look, to the cross I cling
Of its suffering I do drink
Of its work I do sing

For on it my Savior both bruised and crushed
Showed that God is love
And God is just

At the cross You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees, and I am
Lost for words, so lost in love,
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered

What a priceless gift, undeserved life
Have I been given
Through Christ crucified

You’ve called me out of death
You’ve called me into life
And I was under Your wrath
Now through the cross I’m reconciled


In awe of the cross I must confess
How wondrous Your redeeming love and
How great is Your faithfulness

Jeremy Riddle’s “Sweetly Broken”

 Listen here.

*Updated on 4/25/11- Darcie wrote an interesting post about Tenebrae service. Ever been to one?


2 Responses to “More Friday”

  1. I LOVE that song, Dayna. And my heart echoes your (beautifully expressed) sentiments exactly.

    Last year we went to a very moving production at a church called “Chapel in the Hills”. It was called Hammer and Nails, I think. Incredible, though not appropriate for children. They didn’t do it this year, but I’m hoping they’ll bring it back for next year. I’ll keep you in mind next year when I’m checking in to it!

    • dohadden Says:

      Thanks for thinking of me Darcie. I would appreciate any details on the production.
      I loved your Good Friday post. What He really sacrificed always leaves me somewhat speechless.

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