This Is Not Boring.

This is not boring.

This changes everything. 2,000 years ago marks the start of this huge, amazing movement. It’s the story of a people and they were so unfaithful to the One who loved them most. They turned their backs and ran away. He told them how to find Him, but they did not look. They sinned against Him time and time again, and that sin caused separation and despair like nothing else.

But He did not give up. He was not content to watch His people wander, and suffer, and fall short and fall on their knees begging for any sort of help. He wanted to give them hope.

This is not boring.

This is sacrificial love, the giving up of a Son to save a world of sons and daughters. This is the greatest love story the world has ever seen. This is grace in the extreme, because nothing was enough to make the loved no longer loved, the pursued no longer pursued. This is love anyway, a grand gesture bigger than any promposal to say:

“I am here. I have been waiting. Come on home.”

This is not boring. This is a love bigger than anything imaginable.

This is Good Friday. This is when it was finished, and good proved itself by laying its life down for those who had been taken by evil.

The people who ran from the One who loved them most? It was finished. They had been held by chains of hate and lies and death but one act of sacrifice set them free. How could the Friday where the King died be good? Because it was the ultimate goodness, in giving a beautiful and precious gift so not deserved to a guilty people.

It is finished. No more chains, just freedom. Love has won, and the One who loved has won. The people who turned their backs did not deserve His forgiveness, but while they were running, He was calling:

“I am here. I have been waiting. Come on home.”

Today the doors were flung open so we could come home. And that seems like a pretty good Friday to me.

This is not boring.

This is Jesus.

This is freedom.

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