Good Friday 2020

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In light of the coronavirus, I have an even greater appreciation for how quickly life can change whether for Jesus’s first followers or for us. I have even greater empathy to the reactions of the disciples after Jesus’s arrest, trial, crucifixion, death and burial.

I cannot comprehend that even if I were the only sinner, Jesus would have died for me. I grieve that everyday, multiple times a day I spit in Jesus’s face, mock, flog, crucify Him by how I think, speak and act towards Him, others, things etc.

Even in the midst of my personal anguish of Jesus’s death for my sins, I know death does not win. The grave does not contain Jesus. Jesus is Resurrected, Ascended and Seated at the right hand of God the Father (Col 3:1).

Master Jesus, thank You for doing Your Father’s Will and allowing Yourself to suffer in our place. Thank You Jesus for the gift of salvation by grace through faith. May we never lose sight of what our salvation cost You and how worthy You think we are. Triune God, help us to ponder and reflect on the events of Good Friday in a manner that brings us closer to You. Thank You Jesus for all that You have done, are doing and will do. Amen.

 

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My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

17 thoughts on “Good Friday 2020”

  1. You speak for all of us, Mandy. In spite of being immersed to GOD’s word and love, I also did what you mentioned. I’m looking forward to His grace cause I am in need of a savior too. Thank you for your post.

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      1. Hahaha. I have not check yet, Mandy but chances are, it should be cancelled or else they all will get arrested; any social gathering is outlawed. I wonder how the participants feel because it is their annual pledge tondo it and according to them, their health and wishes for the year, and salvation depends heavily if they perform the ritual. Sadly though they are blind dispite their enthusiasm. Years ago, I was tempted to make a video from pictures of them and the backgroud music was supposed to be Larnelle Harris’, Were it not for Grace. The music should contrast their act i.e. they are “forever running but losing the race.” I did not do it.

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      2. Ideally. But my family warned me back then that even if I’ll use a fictitious name, I would be flooded with negative reactions. Aside from that ritual, there is one in every January…the black nazarene procession. They have a life long pledged (Filipino word is “panata” that has even a stronger meaning).

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      3. Yeah! And that was years before the age of trolls or trolling becoming an industry in this country. Opps. [So much for that or this conversation will be monitored and it is not even paranoia.]

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