And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.Romans 12:2
About two weeks ago, I downsized my cable plan and I no longer have access to the news channels. Today, as I read the passage above, I realized the improvement in my attitude and mental state. I’ve replace watching hours of news with reflection, study, writing and creating. The drama unveiled everyday on the news was not good for my soul. In the above scripture Paul admonishes the Romans to look to Christ for the truth. Today we could say turn to Christ rather than the latest trending #.
Today commemorates the day Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price for our sins. We refer to this day as Good Friday, but the original Greek word means Holy. Today we celebrate the restoration of Humanity’s connection to the Father. Christ died so we might live. Friday is the day the veil was torn, the day the thief was restored to a place in paradise.
In today’s verse Paul reminds us our strength comes from daily renewal with the One who caused the skies to darken, the veil to rip apart and then saved us with the words, “Forgive them for they know not what they do.” Followed by, “It is finished.”
Without the death, there is no resurrection and no redemption. Today truly is a Good Friday.