I'll be honest here - It is easy for me, in the business of the day, to lose focus. Even when the day is important and I should discipline myself to stay focused, the inevitable happens and my mind wanders from where it should.
So today is Good Friday. I know a lot of schools and businesses are closed, and Dan is home today, and I found myself waking this morning to the thoughts of what the day will hold, what I NEED to get done and the ever-increasing, never decreasing list of what I WANT to get done.
Somewhere in the course of all these thoughts, I remembered what today was all about. And by God's grace, I have had a blissful day of focusing on the cross. My day did not consist (unfortunately) of endless reading and meditating in a quiet room, but I was able to finish C.J. Mahaney's The Cross Centered Life. (I'll post more on that another day)
As I went about my daily duties, which included running to Walmart and the grocery store (which, by the way, were a mad-house) I contemplated God's gift of His Son and how He purchased me that day on the cross over 2,000 years ago. I was tempted to be in a hurry, and to be impatient with the crowds, but the Holy Spirit gently reminded me of Christ's sacrifice and I found myself unbothered by the traffic. I listened to Christ-exalting music in my car in-between stops and sang along.
Tonight is our church's Good Friday service. Since I am on the worship team, I know which songs we will be singing tonight and I joyfully anticipate being able to worship corporately with my blood-bought family after a day of private worship in the mundane duties of life.
God is so great, and I hope to never lose sight of the glories of the Cross. I hope your Good Friday was indeed good, and that you continue to focus on the Cross.