A Horribly Beautiful Friday
The most horrible thing that ever happened was the most beautiful thing to ever happen.
As we reflect on Good Friday, we turn our attention to the bloody cross of the Lord Jesus. Could it be possible for something to happen that was more terrible than this? Could any injustice be greater? Could any loss be more painful? Could any suffering be worse?
This moment of death was at the same time a moment of life. This hopeless moment was the moment when eternal hope was given. This terrible moment of injustice was at the very same time a moment of amazing grace.
The very worst thing that could happen was at the very same time the very best thing that could happen, and only God is able to do such a thing.
The same God rules over every moment in your life, and in powerful grace, He is able to do for you just what He did in redemptive history.
God takes the disasters in your life and transforms them into tools of redemption. He takes your failures and employs them as tools of grace.
The hardest things in your life become the sweetest tools of grace. What looks like a disaster may in fact be grace. What looks like the end may be the beginning. What looks hopeless may be God’s instrument to give you real and lasting hope.
Your Father is committed to taking what seems so bad and turning it into something that is very, very good.
Need proof? Simply remember Good Friday, where the most horrible thing to ever happen in the history of humanity became the most beautiful thing to ever happen to the human race.