I like a good ending, one that belts out songs in my heart and dances in my head long after the book closes.
Because of this, sometimes I slide chunks of thin pages through my fingers and flip to the back of the book. I need to know the hero wins the girl, and the kid kicks the addiction. I want to hear good trumps evil and light blasts darkness. I skip part of the story because I like tidy resolutions.
It’s easy to want to jump to the back of our Savior’s story because today contains a lot of ugly.
We know the story so we shouldn’t be surprised that friends fall asleep, a kiss doesn’t always equal love, and public humiliation was actually part of The Plan.
I’ve heard all about the gruesome of today, and yet, every year it shocks me.
But it wasn’t the jeering crowd, the nails, or the blows of the soldiers that ended Jesus.
Nope, it was something much more powerful: His dedication to mankind.
Today I ask you to resist the urge of skipping ahead to the light of Sunday, and instead, I pray you take in the fullness of His story today.
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