Captured - Tried - Crucified - Buried
Friday was Awful, from Sunrise to Sunset. For Christ the day was Terrible in deceit, Unbearable in pain, Demeaning, Humiliating, Hurtful, Long, and Lonely. That Friday was “The Longest Day”.
Who has suffered more, patiently bore more, and willingly submitted to more than we will ever know?
From Christ’s agony in Gethsemane to His Death on Calvary He allowed it all to happen because He loved us.
The greatest commandment of all is to LOVE the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and like unto it, thy Neighbor as thyself. (Matthew 22:37-39)
Clearly we can do great things when we are filled with LOVE.
With LOVE, “all things are possible” (Mark 9:23). Through Christ’s LOVE we see how great things can be accomplished. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Peace is Possible.
Patience can be Plentiful.
And Love can Linger in the hardest of Lives!