06 April 2012

Holy Friday

This is the first song in Creole that I ever understood, and it seems appropriate to share it today. Today is called Holy Friday in Haiti, because it's the day we remember the death of Christ...in two more days, we'll celebrate his victory over death. But we're not there yet...

At Golgotha, on a cross, 
the blood of Christ poured out. 
He accepted their crucifixion
so that I could have life. 

With all my heart, I will sing
 about how good God's love is. 
I worship and I praise
because of His sacrifice for me. 

...the other disciples told [Thomas], “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe. Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed" (John 20:25-29 ESV). 

May that "symbol of a lost cause" remind us that love had a cost.

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