It’s Friday. Actually, it’s early Friday morning, but I’m excited because exciting things are happening.
F is for Fun-I don’t know that I’ll have any.
R is for Recalcitrant-I have an obstinate attitude towards discipline.
I is for Iridescent-explains the luminous colors radiating from my joy.
D is for Disingenuous-not being candid or sincere about the fun part.
A is for Abstemious-not self-indulgent regarding food and eating. Maybe.
Y is for Yada Yada Yada-I could go on but do you really want me to?
Other Friday Things
- Today is the last day of the first week of school. Lots of happy kids.
- Tonight is the first HS football game for thousands of schools: good luck.
- Friday is the last day of the workweek, have a good weekend.
- Friday is date night for lots of couples, have a romantic evening.
- Friday is family night for millions of families, have a great time.
Here’s A Thing
Many believe that Jesus died on a Friday. I’m guessing that none of my Friday acrostic had any relevance to his Friday experience. Perhaps he exceeded my abstemiousness, as it’s likely he had nothing to eat or drink in the last 24 hours of his life
Just before he died he tasted some wine vinegar from a sponge. He must have been dehydrated, bleeding out, blood running from the thorns on his head, bruised and battered from the soldiers, the seeping wounds in his hands and feet. Was he still bleeding from the scourging? A drink of water would have been welcome. I don’t think he got any.
* “Imagine that the source of Living Water had nothing to drink. Jesus offered Living Water to the Samaritan woman and offered it to anyone who would come to him and drink.
Ezekiel envisioned the Holy Spirit as a river of life, transforming everything it touched Even Moses was able to get the water and quench the thirst of those he led in the desert.
But the imagery is gut wrenching. Jesus walked on water and turned water into wine. He had the blind man wash in the Pool of Siloam.
But there was no water for the giver of life.”
I hope you have a glorious Friday. Have fun, finish work, enjoy your families. Be safe.
And don’t forget to say thank you to Jesus. Thank him for your forgiveness and your salvation. But also tell him thanks for giving up his Friday to die for you.
That was awfully nice of him.
* “Jesus Our Messiah” Pages 231-232