Some days are dark. Hard. Sad. Unfair.
It's Friday, the day we honor the death of Jesus, around 2,000 years ago. And when the religious leaders of His day partnered with the government leaders to conduct a sham trial and a brutal execution...it was a dark day.
Jesus hadn't committed any crimes. He'd never even sinned. People spoke lies about Him as cover for the haters. But Jesus didn't even defend Himself. He saw the bigger picture. He understood the timeline of God's Kingdom, and how God's incredible Love Story includes really hard days, like Crucification Friday.
When Jesus was crucified, all His friends, the ones He'd spent three years living with and training as His disciples, they all deserted Him. He was alone, mocked, beaten, humiliated and brutalized. But He saw a bigger picture than that moment, awful as it was.
The most unfair day in history, when God's Innocent, Holy, Perfect Son was put to death...it's not the end. It leads to the day that changed everything.
It's Friday. But Sunday's Coming.